Motorcycle victim was 'wonderful' man

COLLEAGUES of a popular Ipswich worker who was killed in a motorcycle crash today described him as a “wonderful” man.

Grant Sherlock

COLLEAGUES of a popular Ipswich worker who was killed in a motorcycle crash today described him as a “wonderful” man.

Niall Cutts, 36, died when his black Suzuki motorbike was involved in a collision with a silver Toyota Corolla on the B1336 in Walton, Essex.

Today his co-workers at the East of England Co-operative Society in Ipswich revealed they held a silent tribute to their friend during a company awards ceremony he was due to attend.

A Co-op spokesman said today: “Niall was always willing to give help and support and was hard working and extremely knowledgeable about his area of work.

“Having worked for the Society for many years he was well-known to many and his loss will be deeply felt.”

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Mr Cutts, 36, of Boxted, Essex, joined the Colchester and East Essex Co-op more than 18 years ago and worked in the company's Dividend Share Office in Victoria Place, Colchester, for a number of years before relocating to Ipswich.

The Co-op spokesman said: “Following the creation of the new East of England Co-operative Society Niall moved to our Ipswich office last year to help with the introduction of our new dividend scheme and he played a key role in the new arrangements.

“His knowledge and experience will be greatly missed.

“Niall's loss is all the more poignant as he was due to join us last week at our OSCAS ceremony, which celebrated the achievements during the year of many of our employees, and all those present paid silent tribute to Niall.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family.”

Mr Cutts was a keen sportsman and motorcyclist. His parents Brian and Olive described him as a “caring and loving” son.

The driver of the Toyota, a 64-year-old man from Walton, was uninjured, but Mr Cutts, of Hobbs Drive, was certified dead at the scene after the crash on June 22.

Send your memories of Niall Cutts to or write to The Evening Star, Press House, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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