East Anglian ska and reggae giants NEW TOWN KINGS have had their world rocked by tragedy with the sudden death of their guitarist Stuart McClung.
Stuart (left in pic) died on Saturday night when a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into the smoking area outside The Spinnaker pub in the band's hometown of Colchester, Essex.
One man was airlifted to hospital with life-changing industries, while another man and a woman were also injured in the crash. A 40-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, causing grievous bodily harm with intent, death by dangerous driving and assault.
Formed in 2006, New Town Kings quickly made a name for themselves on the international circuit with the albums Sound Of The New Town and M.O.J.O., released through Bomber Music, playing more than 500 shows in ten different countries. An infectious and reliable festival draw, playing the likes of Boomtown and Secret Garden Party, they've also become firm favourites at Rebellion. Their most recent album was last year's Reach Out.
Our thoughts are with Stuart's family, friends, bandmates and many fans.