Inquest into death of biker after collision with car opens

Paul Siely, aged 54, from Stowmarket, who died after his motorcycle was in collision with a car near

Paul Siely, aged 54, from Stowmarket, who died after his motorcycle was in collision with a car near Woolpit Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

An inquest into the death of a Stowmarket biker who was involved in a crash with a Volvo has opened.

Paul Siely, aged 54, was pronounced dead at the scene of a road traffic collision in Borley Green, near Woolpit, on Friday, August 9.

He was riding his motorcycle when it was involved in a collision with a Volvo SC60 in Warren Lane, north of Borley Breen, near Woolpit.

The opening of an inquest into his death heard how the Orion Stainless Fabrications Ltd has pulled up behind a silver Volvo before pulling out behind it.

Mr Siely then tried to overtake the car and was involved in a collision.


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In a statement issued by Suffolk police, his family said his death had left "a black hole" in their lives.

"He had a great passion for motorcycle racing, attending meetings at Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Donnington whenever he could.

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"He loved all animals, particularly his cats, Charlie and Oscar and his rabbits.

"Paul lived for today, he had a wicked sense of humour and will be greatly missed by all his family, Jane and friends. His passing has left an enormous black hole in all their lives."

A post mortem examination has been carried out and the full inquest is planned to be heard on May 14, 2020

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