Tributes paid to Shropham man killed in Haddiscoe crash

A young man killed in a crash on Saturday has been named as 24-year-old Sam Barnes, of Shropham, Attleborough.

Mr Barnes was driving a blue Ford Focus along the B1136 in Haddiscoe when his car hit the verge and overturned at about 9am. He died at the scene.

His family today (Tuesday) released a statement through the police which spoke of their loss.

'Frustrating, certainly, mischievous, of course, but mainly loving, kind, caring, funny and deeply, deeply missed, Sam Barnes was stolen from his family and friends on August 13,' they said. 'A Loughborough graduate Sam was just about to start on a new career with Rolls Royce Aerospace when his life was tragically cut short.

'A passionate snowboarder Sam was also at home on the hockey pitch, cycling or running and had a natural talent with a camera. Life really wasn't big enough to contain Sam's endless zest for it.


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'There was probably no such thing as a simple night out with Sam. White water rafting sounds good, but white water rafting in Patagonia sounds better. The world was out there to be explored and Sam was up for giving it a go.

'Sam also had an immensely caring nature. Whilst often not immediately obvious on the outside he cared deeply about his family and friends. He was a constant source of comfort to his sister and mother. He was always there when needed.

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'For all those that knew and loved him words cannot express their sense of loss.'

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Sgt Ade Hales on 0845 456 4567.

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