Stowmarket: Heartfelt tributes paid to motorcyclist Jack Cocksedge

TRIBUTES have poured in for Jack Cocksedge who died in a motorbike accident on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old was riding his KTM motorcycle in Gipping Way, Stowmarket, when he collided with street furniture. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dozens of people have taken to social media site Facebook to pay tribute to their friend.

Grant Hutchinson said: “RIP Jack Cocksedge, u were a good friend and always saw the good in people. U will be missed m8.”

While Gareth Leeds wrote: “Jack I’m gonna miss you mate, sleep well up there big man.

“May you RIP now, I’ll never forget you. My regards do out to all your family and friends xx.”

Tom Davison added: “RIP Jack. Will always remember the laughs we had, will be sadly missed bro. “We never did go for that long ride we always talked about.”

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Jack, who lived in Bridge Street, Stowmarket, finished his studies at Stowmarket High School in 2010 before learning bricklaying at Otley College.

His former school’s headteacher Keith Penn said: “We are desperately sad to hear about Jack’s death and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Jack’s bricklaying tutor Gavin Loose said: “I’m deeply saddened to hear this news relating to Jack.

“He was a very bright lad who got on well with everyone in the group.

“The college and I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Emergency services were scrambled to Gipping Way, near the junction with Station Road West, at about 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Suffolk police believe Jack lost control of his KTM 640cc bike and collided with a road sign.

Officers are continuing to investigate and want to speak to any witnesses, who have not yet come forward, to call Pc Andy Smith at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.

n Pay your tributes to Jack Cocksedge - write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

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