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Biker organisation "appalled" at motorcyclist tragedy
A NATIONAL biker organisation has spoken of its disgust at the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 52-year-old Loudwater resident Jeremy Edwards.
Mr Edwards died on Sunday morning, after the motorcycle he was rising hit a concrete block in Daws Hill Lane, High Wycombe, that police say was deliberately moved into the middle of the road.
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
Jon Wilmer, Motorcycle Action Group representative for the Thames Valley Region said: “This is a terrible tragedy for the friends and family of Jeremy.
"Our thoughts and sympathies go out to them. We are appalled and disgusted by the behavior of whoever is responsible.
"The local Wycombe MAG group meets nearby, so this stretch of road is used frequently by many close biker friends, any one of whom could have been the victim.”
MAG President Ian Mutch added: “Bikers face enough hazards on the roads without having to contend with behaviour like this. An unhealthy culture has evolved in this country, which encourages the idea that people are no longer responsible for their decisions.
“If the culprit is caught, MAG would like to see the law employed to send a powerful message to those who may be misguided enough to think that acts like this are no more than pranks.”
Insp. Paul Winks, head of Thames Valley Police’s Road Deaths Investigation Unit, said, "This is very tragic, a man has lost his life. If anyone has any information about this, it doesn’t matter how insignificant, please come forward as it might be vital to our investigation."
Police believe the block was moved sometime between midnight and 6.30am –when they were called to the scene – on the morning of Sunday, October 7.
Contact police on the non-emergency 101 enquiry line with any information or, if you do not wish to speak to police, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Residents can also visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org – personal details are not recorded and any information provided will not be traced.