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Great Baddow: Tribute paid to young father Kailen Spreadbury who died in crash on the A1114 in Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 18:49 03 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:49 03 March 2014

Kailen Spreadbury, 20, died in a car accident in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, on Saturday (March 1)

Kailen Spreadbury, 20, died in a car accident in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, on Saturday (March 1)

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The family of a gifted sportsman who was spotted by scouts from West Ham FC at the age of just six have paid tribute to the ‘proud’ father.

Kailen Spreadbury, 20, died on Saturday following a crash on the A1114, Essex Yeomanry Way, in Great Baddow.

He leaves a nine-month-old son.

His father Warren said: “He wasn’t only my son, he was my best mate also. He was proud to be a father to his nine-month-old son, and was devoted to his partner.”

His mother Karen added: “He was hated by none, he was loved by all, and envied by a few, and will be remembered for being awesome.”

Mr Spreadbury also leaves a brother and sister.

The former Baddow Hall School and Baddow High School pupil was born and bred in Chelmsford and was a keen sportsman.

He studied sports science at Dovedale College and excelled at football, golf and tennis, playing for Chelmsford City Colts for much of his childhood.

At six, Mr Spreadbury was spotted by a scout from West Ham FC and enrolled into their School of Excellence at the age of eight. He later went to Chelsea FC until the age of 14 and at 16 he starting playing for Great Baddow FC.

He worked for Forefront Utilities where he worked in asphalt reinstatement and was a member of Faraday Lodge in London.

The accident, involving two cars, happened just after 1pm on Saturday.

Fire crews cut four casualties, including Mr Spreadbury, from the vehicles. A nine-month-old baby boy was rescued unharmed.

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