Tributes pour in for 21 year old Wisbech biker who died in a collision in Spalding

Motorcyclist who died in an accident at Spalding has been named as Russell Coombes

Motorcyclist who died in an accident at Spalding has been named as Russell Coombes - Credit: Archant

Tributes have poured on to the pages of Facebook after a young Wisbech motorcyclist died in a collision in Spalding.

The 21 year old who died on Monday (29) has been named as Russell Coombes.

The former Marshland High and College of West Anglia student was a former member of the 272 Wisbech Squadron Air Training Corps.

On his Facebook page one friend wrote: You brought a smile into every room you walked into, lived on the edge and had some amazing experiences in your life.

“You are and always will be loved by so many people Russ, just wish there could have been more years to make more memories.”


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Another said: “Santa pod in heaven will be waiting when we all get there. Until then, just know I’ll always remember the great times.”

Other tributes included: “One of the few I never heard speak evil against anyone.”

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Another: “Such an amazing and genuinely lovely lad.”

Russell, who worked at Scania Truckeast, was formerly a cadet with 272 (Wisbech) Squadron ATC, whose members remembered the special young man taken too soon.

He died in a crash in West Elloe Avenue, Spalding around 10.25pm on Monday 29.

No other vehicle was involved in the incident.

Police said he was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.

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