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Police investigate teenage biker death on the A48 in Blakeney

By The Citizen  |  Posted: September 24, 2012

  • Scene of the crash on the A48

  • TRIBUTE: Flowers and a crash helmet vizor at the scene.

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MYSTERY surrounds the death of a teenage motorcyclist who was found on the roadside on Saturday night.

The 18-year-old's body was discovered by a passing motorist driving along the A48, near Awre, just before 7pm. They saw the rider and his motorbike on the verge.

The identity of the teenager, from Gloucester, has not yet been revealed.

His next of kin and the coroner have been informed. Flowers have been laid at the scene, next to a visor from a crash helmet. Collision investigators have sprayed markings on the road as they try to piece together the tragedy.

Police have not ruled out the possibility of a hit-and-run and are keeping all lines of inquiry open. Officers are asking for anyone who may have seen a red Yamaha YZFR6 motorbike travelling in the area to contact them.

Meanwhile, condolences have been paid online.

One, from a poster called Barney0123, said: "So sad, such a waste of a young life. My thoughts are with the family and friends,

also the poor motorist who was first on the scene. Who ever you are Young Man R.I.P. God Bless you."

Another, from Tracey Swain said: "Terrible tragedy, prayers to the family." The scene of the tragedy was near to where 18-year-old Joshie Lee was seriously injured when his silver Vauxhall Corsa hit a tree in August.

The Lydney teen is out of intensive care and has began walking again.

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