Families tell of sadness over deaths

AN investigation is under way today after a 60-year-old biker became the third person to die on Suffolk's roads in less than three days.

AN investigation is under way today after a 60-year-old biker became the third person to die on Suffolk's roads in less than three days.

The motorcyclist, who is thought to be from the Ipswich area, was killed in a crash on the A143 at Horringer yesterday.

The rider was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The accident followed the deaths of two men from Clare who were killed when the car they were in crashed into the front of a house in the village on Friday night.

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Part of the A143 was shut after yesterday's accident, which happened at about 2.45pm and also involved two cars, a Saab and a Mercedes Benz. Police crash investigators were still on scene at 8pm last night looking for clues to what caused the accident.

A spokesman for the Suffolk force said: “A full investigation is underway and we are appealing for any witnesses who saw the accident to make contact.”

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Devastated relatives of the two men killed in the crash at Clare paid tribute to them today.

Matthew Sheridan, 22, and Charles Bevan, 20, both from the village, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The family of Mr Sheridan said: “Matthew was a wonderful son and brother, full of life and fun. His mother, brother, sister and father will miss him and will love him forever.”

And Charles Bevan's family also described how much he would be missed, saying: “Charlie was a kind-hearted son and brother, who enjoyed life to the full. Surfing was his love and we hope he is catching the waves in heaven.

“He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who all love him very much.”

The Nissan convertible they were in was travelling along the A1092 Stoke Road from Clare towards Stoke by Clare at around 9.15pm on Friday when it crashed into a front garden. No other vehicles were involved.

Floral tributes were left at the site of the crash over the weekend. One of them, from Hattie, the sister of Mr Bevan, read: “You're the best brother I have ever had, well the only brother I have ever had. I will miss you so much and I will always love you.”

Anyone with information about yesterday's crash which left the motorcyclist dead should contact Pc Nicholas Spencer at Suffolk police's Bury St Edmunds roads policing unit on 01284 774100.

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