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Mechanic from Manor Park dies in A12 motorbike crash

PUBLISHED: 10:12 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:12 02 June 2017

Floral tributes to Waseem Akhtar who died last Wednesday. Pictures: KEN MEARS

Floral tributes to Waseem Akhtar who died last Wednesday. Pictures: KEN MEARS

Archant

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A12 in Newbury Park has been named as a mechanic from Manor Park.

Waseem Akhtar, 24, who also worked in an off-licence, was killed last Wednesday after he collided with a cyclist on an eastbound stretch of Eastern Avenue.

He died at the scene.

The cyclist he collided with, a man in his 40s, was taken to an east London hospital and has since been discharged.

A Met spokesman said: “The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have now been informed.

“A post-mortem examination has since concluded he died of multiple injuries.”

Paying tribute to Waseem, his friend Jessica Searle said: “Waseem was a lovely young man that I have known all my life we grew up together.

It’s just crazy how one minute you’re here next you could be gone.

“He was a safe rider and always loved motorbikes from a young age. Never thought I would lose a friend at such a young age.

“I would like to say rest in peace and I will be meeting you one day up in heaven.

“My love goes out to your whole family and your girlfriend which is my good friend to at this sad time.”

Did you know Mr Akhtar and would like to pay tribute to him?

Email lorraine.king@archant.co.uk.

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