Family seeks lost ring

GRIEVING family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash at Trimley St Martin are appealing for the return of a lost ring which the rider had been wearing.

GRIEVING family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash at Trimley St Martin are appealing for the return of a lost ring which the rider had been wearing.

David Berry never took off the ring, which he made himself when he was 16.

His partner of 20 years, Ursula Whitside said the stainless steel ring had no monetary worth but was of huge sentimental value to those who knew and loved him.

“It was stainless steel band with several sides, possibly octagonal, and he never took it off,” said Miss Whitside, of High Road, Trimley St Mary.


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“I would really like to have it back because it was always a part of him - if anyone finds it, it would alleviate some of the pain being suffered.”

The ring was lost when Mr Berry, a well-respected and acknowledged expert in the motorcycle field and who over the years restored and rode numerous classic and rare machines, winning many awards, was killed in a head-on crash with a Ford Fiesta at Kirton Road at Trimley St Martin - not far from the Capel Hall picnic site - on November 21.

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It was not among his possessions returned from the hospital and his family fear it may have been lost at the scene of the accident.

Some friends have visited the site with metal detectors to see if they can find it.

However, so far it has not been found and the family are asking anyone who does come across it to hand it in to the Evening Star office at 172 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe.

Friends described Mr Berry, 48, as a man whose life was centred around his passion for motorcycles. He was one earliest members of Felixstowe Motorcycle Club, was always willing to give advice and help to other enthusiasts, and was great fun to be with.

More than 130 bikers, riding machines ranging from vintage and classic bikes, to the most modern on the roads, escorted his coffin at his funeral, which included a memorial flypast by a world war two Spitfire over Felixstowe seafront.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the collision. Police investigations are still taking place and he has been rebailed until February 2 when he will meet officers again.

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