Kirton/Dagenham: Questions remain unanswered for loved ones of a hip hop MC who died after A14 incident

KIRTON: A date for an inquest into the death of a young hip hop MC has still not been set, eight months after his death, it can be revealed today.

Carl Samuel, who was serving a prison sentence in Hollesley Bay for causing death by dangerous driving, died on January 17 after being in collision with a lorry on the A14 near Kirton.

He was walking along the road when the incident happened after being on day release from Hollesley Bay prison where he was serving a five-year sentence.

Officials at the time said it could take a while for the inquest to be heard, but eight months down the line the circumstances surrounding his death have still not been brought to light.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said a number of things still need to be done before an inquest can be heard and it is likely it will be heard by a jury.

She said: “No date has been set at the moment.

“A number of things need to be in order before the inquest because we may need to go out to a jury.

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“It is still ongoing.”

It is not known when the inquest will take place.

Mr Samuel, 22, from Dagenham in Essex, was rushed to Ipswich Hospital with severe head injuries following the incident but he died on arrival.

The crash was met by an outpouring of sympathy for Mr Samuel’s family and the spot where he was hit saw a number of floral tributes left for him.

Family friend Kim Olie, who has set up a website for people to record their memories of him, said: “For those who truly knew Carl, knew he had a lot of heart, courage and the power to reach out to you and make you feel safe.”

Mr Samuel was convicted in 2009 of causing death by dangerous driving when he was speeding on his Yamaha R1 motorbike in Roman Road, Mile End, London, on the wrong side of the road when he ploughed into Mohammed Yad Ali. He did not stop at the scene.

n Do you have a message of support for Mr Samuel’s family? Write to yourletters@eveningstar.co.uk or alternatively you can post to Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, IP1 7DU.

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