Ipswich/Colchester: Man sentenced over death of Ipswich motorcyclist Dean Sadler

A MAN has admitted his careless driving caused the death of Ipswich motorcyclist Dean Sadler.

Donald Lambert, 83, made the guilty plea today at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Sadler, 33, died after colliding with a grey Peugeot 207 near the Ardleigh roundabout at 5.30pm on Sunday, April 1.

Lambert, of Mayes Lane, Ramsey, near Harwich, was disqualified from driving for 18 months, ordered to carry out 100 hours of community work and told he would have to take an extended re-test upon the completion of his driving ban.

Mr Sadler, a former youth footballer at Colchester United, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.


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His fiancee Tammy described him as “truly awesome and wonderful”.

After leaving Colchester United he went on to play for Woodbridge, Needham Market, Debenham, and Ipswich Athletic.

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