Police checks after fatal crash

POLICE officers investigating the death of a great-grandfather killed in a road tragedy have carried out anniversary checks today.

POLICE officers investigating the death of a great-grandfather killed in a road tragedy have carried out anniversary checks today.

Bernard Packard, of Spring Road, Ipswich, died following a collision in Heath Road in the town at about 6.20pm last Thursday.

The 81-year-old was walking when the accident, also involving a Honda Fireblade 1000cc motorcycle, took place.

Following the accident an off-duty nurse and a Heath Road resident battled desperately to save Mr Packard but he died from his injuries.

Today police officers carried out anniversary checks in Heath Road between 5.45pm and 6.45pm, asking motorists if they had seen last week's crash.

They stopped all cars travelling on the road in an effort to gain vital new information about the crash.

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The family of Mr Packard have described him as a “true family man” and “the head of our very close family.”

He had two daughters, Linda and Sandra, five grandchildren, Sharon, Christopher, Olivia, Tom and Lisa, and two great-grandchildren Joseph and Isabella.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Pc Beth Harper at Suffolk police's roads policing unit on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.