Family's tribute to Suffolk motorcyclist

A GRIEVING family have today paid tribute to an adventurous motorcyclist from Brantham who was killed by a collision.

A GRIEVING family has today paid tribute to an adventurous motorcyclist from Brantham who was killed by a collision.

Lawrence Jupp, 28, Church Lane, died yesterday as a result of a collision between his silver Yamaha and a recovery vehicle in Heath Road, Tendring, near Colchester.

Today his mum Gill, who he lived with in Brantham, said: “He was great fun to be with. He was happy to look after other people and was always thoughtful of others.

“The whole the family will miss him immensely as will all his friends who he met through his outdoor pursuits.”

Mr Jupp, a former Ipswich College student, was involved with the scouting movement and was enthusiastic about outdoor pursuits.

He was a member of Ipswich canoe club and qualified as a kayak instructor. He became an advanced scuba diver and he qualified as a mountain leader as well as pursuing interests in caving and skiing.

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In November 2006 Mr Jupp, who has two sisters, Madeline and Jane, toured the world for a year with his girlfriend and only returned in November.

His dad, Graham, who lives in Clacton, said: “I've lost a great son and friend.”

Anyone with information about the accident which killed Mr Jupp, which involved a vehicle owned by Hedingham Buses, should call Pc Dave Clark of Stanway road policing unit on 01206 762512.

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