Tributes have been pouring in for former jockey James Banks has been found dead at his home near Cheltenham. He was 36.

Police were called to his home after Banks did not turn up for work at the Naunton stables of Emma-Jane Bishop, where he has been working since August.

His death is almost two years to the day since he called time on his riding career.

Banks, a popular figure in the weighing room, was found on Monday morning.

In his blog, Manton trainer George Baker said: "Banksy" was a mainstay of our team at Manton - a very talented rider who perhaps did not get the opportunities on the track that his ability deserved. He rode 80 odd winners, and was an extremely popular member of our team. And much liked in the Weighing Room by his colleagues. Never short of a silly joke or witty riposte, Banksy brought many a smile to a grey morning on the gallops. So sad....