Tributes paid to motorbike death teen

A GRIEVING mum has today paid tribute to her teenage son who died after a motorbike accident.Callum Crawley died in Ipswich Hospital at 7.30am on New Year's Day after being involved in a smash about six hours earlier.

A GRIEVING mum has today paid tribute to her teenage son who died after a motorbike accident.

Callum Crawley died in Ipswich Hospital at 7.30am on New Year's Day after being involved in a smash about six hours earlier.

Mum Michaela Winterman, of Tunstall Common, recalled her son's outgoing and energetic life – an outlook which won him many friends.

She said: "Callum was a mature, easygoing, friendly and caring young man with a wide circle of friends with whom he enjoyed socialising at weekends.

"Like many 18-year-olds, he was enjoying independence in finance and transport while still benefiting from – and appreciating – the comforts and advantages of home life.

"His death is a shock to many, not least his two brothers, Jordan, 16, and Ross, 14."

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Callum moved south to Suffolk with his family when he was 14. He was originally from Sheffield, but always had close links to the county, enjoying regular visits to his grandparent's Tunstall home.

He quickly threw himself into his new life, bringing a love of the outdoors with him to Suffolk.

Mrs Winterman said: "Callum loved sport and was a regular junior golfer in Sheffield.

"He attended Farlingaye High School where he quickly gained new friends and was able to continue his sporting interest, breaking the school record for javelin throwing at the sports day.

"As an active member of Saxmundham Scouts for three years, Callum particularly enjoyed the regular camping and outdoor activities.

"He was also able to take advantage of local facilities to develop his interest in off-road biking."

Mrs Winterman paid tribute to the emergency services who battled in vain to save her son's life after his Honda motorbike was involved in a crash with a car on the A1152 near Wilford Bridge.

Callum bought the bike after getting a job at builders H. Marshall in Rushmere. He had trained as a bricklayer after leaving school and hoped to get building work abroad after finishing his qualifications.

Callum's funeral will be held at St Felix Church, Rendlesham at 11am on Friday, January 9.

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