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Tributes to motorcyclist Brett Appleyard after motorbike crash in Stirling Way, Ramsgate

By Eleanor Perkins
Friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to a motorcyclist who died in a collision in Ramsgate.
 
Brett Appleyard, 24, died after his bike collided with a car in Stirling Way at about 8.25pm last night. 
 
He has been described at a ‘top bloke’, ‘genuine lad’ and ‘someone with a heart of gold’.
 
Brett Appleyard died in a collision in Ramsgate

Brett Appleyard died in a collision in Ramsgate

 
David Hazelton wrote on Facebook: “Doesn’t seem real, one of the nicest people I’m lucky enough to call my friend. This world is not fair. See you again one day brother.”
 
Jack Scott said: “Absolutely heartbroken. If there was someone with a heart of gold it was you Brett Appleyard. Sleep tight brother.”
 
David Smith said: “R.I.P Brett Appleyard, a top bloke and proper funny. My heart goes out to all your family and friends.”
 
Connor Gorham said: “R.I.P Brett Appleyard. Taken far too young. Had some good childhood memories. Makes you realise how precious life is. Thoughts are with his family and close friends.”
 
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident at the junction with Conyngham Close.
 
Floral tributes left at the scene of the crash in Ramsgate

Floral tributes left at the scene of the crash in Ramsgate

Drinks cans were left among the floral tributes

Drinks cans were left among the floral tributes

Several bouquets were left to the popular motorcyclist

Several bouquets were left to the popular motorcyclist

 
A 65-year-old woman from Ramsgate was arrested in connection with the collision and later released pending further investigation.
 
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is ongoing and officers from Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses, who have yet to speak to police, to contact them.
 
Anyone who may have also seen a black Ford Mondeo or a black and white Yamaha motorcycle in the moments leading up to the collision is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference DK/SM/222/17or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk

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