A man was crushed to death by his own car after a jack collapsed in a freak accident. Nick Jones was trying to lower the suspension while underneath his Audi S4 when the vehicle fell onto him, on Good Friday.

His partner, Keira Hammond, 35, had gone to the gym early that morning, but returned to their home to find Nick, 42, trapped underneath the vehicle. Police, fire and ambulance crews were quickly on the scene after the accident on Good Friday, but Nick had suffered catastrophic injuries and could not be saved.

Keira, who lived with Nick in Addington, Kent, said: ‘I yelled for help, and my three neighbours rushed round. We used another jack to raise the car again and pull Nick out. I gave him CPR to the best of my ability until the ambulance arrived.’ Nick leaves behind Keira and a nine-year-old son from a previous relationship.