Funeral held in Rockland St Mary of young motorcyclist Yan Cherry-Jay

12:37 28 February 2013

Funeral of Yan Cherry-Jay at St Mary

Funeral of Yan Cherry-Jay at St Mary's church, Rockland. Photo: Bill Smith


More than 300 mourners gathered at Rockland St Mary today to say their last goodbye to a motorcyclist killed in a Norwich crash on Valentine’s Day.

Yan Cherry-Jay died when his motorbike was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Magpie Road on February 14.

Family and friends of the 20-year-old packed out St Mary’s Church with mourners lining the path all the way to the church’s gates.

The Reverend Mandy Ansell who led the service described Yan, who worked at Asda in Hellesdon, as “full of life” and “full of get up and go”.

Friends scribbled their tributes to Yan on his white coffin which was laid with red flowers.

Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash.

•See tomorrow’s EDP and Norwich Evening News for a full report.

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