Sible Hedingham: Tributes to crash cyclist with a ‘heart of gold’

TRIBUTES have been paid to a cyclist who died following a crash involving a car in Sible Hedingham.

Brent Jelley, 23, suffered serious injuries in the accident near to the junction with Cambridge Road, on Sunday evening

He died the following day at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

His family have paid tribute to him in a statement, describing him as a “really likeable lad”.

They said: “Brent spent his first two years living in Sible Hedingham before his family moved to Ipswich.

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“Aged five he returned to live in Great Yeldham until aged 13 years where he attended Hedingham Comprehensive School. He then moved to Spain with his mother.

“Aged 16 he returned to Sible Hedingham where he remained. He had various jobs, working as a builder’s labourer, or a roofer.

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“He was a really likeable lad who had a heart of gold who everybody loved. He was always smiling. He loved his nephews and niece, he was brilliant with the kids.

“Brent leaves his father Norman and mother Gillian, as well as his three older brothers Ross, Dale, and Aden.”

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to investigate the collision with a Ford Fiesta and ask anyone with information to contact them on 101 or email

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