Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Ipswich: Tributes paid to Rhys Lungley, 20, who died after motorcycle crash outside UCS building in Ipswich

09:51 28 July 2014

Tributes and flowers have been left outside UCS on the Ipswich Waterfront in memory to the boy who died there on Saturday morning.

Tributes and flowers have been left outside UCS on the Ipswich Waterfront in memory to the boy who died there on Saturday morning.

Heartfelt tributes were last night paid to an Ipswich man who died after the motorcycle he was travelling on collided with railings and glass outside the UCS building on the Waterfront.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene just before 3am on Saturday but despite attempts to resuscitate the rider, named by police as Rhys Lungley, he died shortly after arriving at Ipswich Hospital.

Yesterday, loved ones and colleagues of the 20-year-old, from Ipswich, gathered at the scene of the incident to pay their respects, with many leaving messages and flowers.

Among the poignant tributes left at the scene was: “You were such a sweet lad Rhys, so many will miss you. Never forgotten.”

Another read: “I will miss you everyday.”

A Facebook tribute page has also been set up in memory of Mr Lungley, with friends describing him as a ‘wonderful man’.

One message said: “You were one of the most amazing, trustworthy, loyal friends I could ever ask for. Going to miss you so much.”

Investigations are now continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police had been made aware of a motorbike riding through the town centre at high speed 15 minutes before the single-vehicle collision incident on the Waterfront, which involved a Yamaha DT 125 bike.

On Saturday afternoon, Suffolk Constabulary announced that the matter will be passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said this was because of the police presence in the area at the time of the incident and that it is usual procedure in such circumstances.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the bike travelling through the town or who witnessed the actual collision.

Calls should be made to the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101

You can pay tribute to Rhys by sending an email to newsroom@archant.co.uk or by calling 01473 324788.

The family of Rhys Lungley have paid tribute the 20-year-old, more here.

2 comments

  • my young daughter knew this lad , trust me it has hit her hard something I never had to deal with before and not ready for either . such a sad loss to his family and his friends may you be in a better place .R.I.P love sophie and her friends

    Report this comment

    Lee mundy

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  • 'In memory of the boy who died' - change it to the 'man who died' - it's a small thing but I wouldn't want someone to think of this young man as a boy (unless it's his parents and family). Not a newspaper. My respect to everyone who is hurt by this terrible accident

    Report this comment

    Ashely Maw

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The Teapot at Mcginty's Ipswich. Junk Food cafe run by Mischa Pearson and voulnteers.
Pictured Sarah sharlott, kath gosling, mischa Pearson, Adam Ferguson, Anna engstrom

An award-winning pay-what-you-feel cafe which supports dozens of homeless and vulnerable people in Ipswich has been given just three weeks to find a new base.

The Ipswich Foyer in Star Lane.

A petition to save a centre that acts as a lifeline to vulnerable young homeless people in Ipswich has attracted more than 1,000 signatures in just four days.

The incident in Goddard Road was reported just before 10.10pm.

Firefighters tackled a car fire in Ipswich on Sunday night.

Gorseland Primary School, Ipswich, where one of the centres is based.

Eight education centres for children with additional needs in Suffolk threatened with closure have been saved following 15 months of uncertainty over their future.

Topsoil is now being laid at the new events space on Felixstowe seafront

Work to create a new events area in Felixstowe is on schedule to be completed this summer.

Stock image of the Kesgrave parkrun.

A video of a Kesgrave parkrun organiser rapping before the event has gone viral.

File photo dated 15-06-1996 of Paul Gascoigne celebrating his goal with Teddy Sheringham in the Euro 96 clash against Scotland, at Wembley. Photo: Neil Munns/PA Wire.

It may have ultimately ended in defeat to old rivals Germany but Euro ‘96 was far from being England’s worst footballing campaign.

The mounds at Sutton Hoo by sunset. Photo: Justin Minns.

A project to entice museum goers to the source of one of Britain’s most treasured archeological finds has won more than £50,000 in funding.

Police are investigating an incident at Tannington.

Two people were today being questioned by police after an attack on an ambulance crew and two police officers in one of the smallest and most rural hamlets in Suffolk.

Walkers get ready for the start of the ladies midnight walk in aid of St Helena Hospice at Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom on 28-May-2016.
Picture: Steve Waller 
www.stephenwaller.com

Hundreds of ladies illuminated the streets of Colchester this weekend — wearing their finest and brightest neon clothes and accessories for St Helena Hospice’s eighth annual Midnight Walk.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24