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Cyclist found dead in Norwich described as a ‘legend’ who will always be remembered

PUBLISHED: 08:07 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:39 30 May 2018

Warren Dowling, 32, was described as a

Warren Dowling, 32, was described as a "legend" who will always be remembered. Photo: Dowling family

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A cyclist who was found dead near a set of steps in Norwich has been described as a “legend” who will always be remembered.

Warren Dowling’s body was discovered alongside a bike in an alleyway between Dereham Road and Ranworth Road on Monday, May 28. Photo: Luke PowellWarren Dowling’s body was discovered alongside a bike in an alleyway between Dereham Road and Ranworth Road on Monday, May 28. Photo: Luke Powell

Warren Dowling’s body was discovered alongside a bike in an alleyway between Dereham Road and Ranworth Road on Monday, May 28.

Police said emergency services attended, but Mr Dowling, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Those who knew Mr Dowling described him as “caring and friendly”, and as someone who will be missed by many.

A card left at the scene of the incident said Mr Dowling, who is believed to be from Norwich, was “loved by everyone”.

It said: “Can’t believe you’re another angel taken way too soon. You will be the one who’ll get the party started in the sky.

“You’re loved by everyone that meets you, you legend. You’ll always be remembered and missed by plenty.

“My thoughts are with you and your family. I know how much you missed your mum.”

Police said the incident is being treated as a “collision”, but confirmed no other vehicles were involved.

Sgt Matt Steward, from the roads policing unit, said on Monday that Mr Dowling’s death was not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Dowling’s friend, Sarah Creedon, who knew him for a “couple” of years, said she could not believe he was gone.

“He was caring [and] friendly, and was always there where I needed him as a friend,” she said.

Another tribute left at the scene reads: “Miss you more than words can say. Love you always, you will never be forgotten.”

Police said they were called around 12.20am on Monday to reports that a man with a bike had been found at the base of several steps.

A seal was put in place while officers carried out enquiries into the circumstances of the incident, but this was lifted around 5.30am.

People living close to the scene described it as a “real tragedy”.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, particularly anyone who saw the manner of the cyclist prior to the incident.

• Witnesses should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101.

• To pay tribute to Mr Dowling, email luke.powell@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772684


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