Guilty plea from motorcyclist killer

A YOUNG motorist has today admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

A YOUNG motorist has admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

Kenneth Brook, 21, of Falkenham Road, Kirton, pleaded guilty to killing David Berry on November 21 last year.

Brook's Ford Fiesta struck Mr Berry on the Kirton road.

Brook who passed his driving test in 2004, broke down at Ipswich Crown Court as he entered his pleas yesterday .

His family and friends sat in the public gallery for support while Mr Berry's family and friends sat on the other side of the court listening to the hearing.

The court heard that Brook was disqualified from driving for six months in 2005 for a previous motor offence and today he was disqualified again while he awaits sentence.

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Brook is due to be sentenced during the fortnight beginning May 14.

Judge John Devaux ordered a pre-sentence report. He said it was likely that Brook would be jailed.

Mr Berry, 48, who lived with his partner Ursula, was a motorcycling enthusiast and tributes were paid from the biking world after his death.

In December, a hearse carrying his coffin left Felixstowe seafront and made its way to the crematorium at Ipswich, followed by a cortege of more than 130 bikers riding machines ranging from vintage and classic bikes, to the most modern on the roads.

N Did you know Mr Berry? Would you like to pay tribute? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk