May 25 2013 Latest news:
By Tom Bristow
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Tributes flooded in last night to a young motorcyclist killed as he rode home from work.
Yan Cherry-Jay, who was from Rockland St Mary, was travelling back from his shift at Asda in Hellesdon when he was involved in a crash at around 8.20pm on Thursday.
As he made his way along Magpie Road on his black Aprilia he collided with a man near the traffic lights at the junction with Heath Road.
People living on the street reported hearing a loud bang.
The 20-year-old was found lying on the pavement outside Delhi Spice takeaway.
His bike was a few yards away in a garden and neighbours rushed to help Mr Cherry-Jay as well as the man hit at the pedestrian crossing.
Simon Bunter, 32, whose front garden wall was destroyed in the accident, said: “I was in the dining room when I heard a massive crash.
“I opened the door and the motorbike had hit the wall. The guy was lying by a post.”
Mr Bunter called 999 and along with neighbours helped the motorcyclist and pedestrian.
He said the ambulance arrived within minutes.
The motorcyclist was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but died from his injuries, while the pedestrian suffered shoulder injuries and a broken arm.
Yesterday, friends and colleagues paid tribute to Mr Cherry-Jay and tied flowers to a post outside Delhi Spice.
Friend Abbie Bush, 19, said: “He was fantastic. He was always there when you needed him and always smiling.
“Everyone loved him at work.”
Dave Lennox, general manager at Asda said in a statement on behalf of his friends and colleagues at the store that Yan was a “happy go lucky lad”.
They said: “He was a caring, thoughtful lad and was always smiling.
“His personality touched everybody who worked here and his colleagues are devastated by the news.”
If you have any information or witnessed the incident contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.
Terrorism returned to the streets of London today as two suspected Muslim fanatics butchered a man in broad daylight in the name of “Allah”.
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