Segway's owner dies in tragic accident

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The owner of US scooter firm Segway, Yorkshireman Jimi Heselden, died yesterday in a freak accident whilst testing a new all-terrain version of the famous two-wheeler.

Police reported that the 62-year-old's body was found in the river at Boston Spa, near to where he lived. He had apparently skidded off a cliff.

Heselden bought the company in January this year – he had a fortune of around £165m earned through building defence equipment.

He was known as a philanthropist and had recently donated £10m to a local charity in Leeds.

The incident is not believed to be suspicious.