Essex Police launch appeal for witnesses to Purfleet crash that killed 13-year-old Rainham boy

Samuel Breed died after being involved in a collision with a motorcyclist in Purfleet on Saturday. P

Samuel Breed died after being involved in a collision with a motorcyclist in Purfleet on Saturday. Photo: Essex Police - Credit: Archant

Essex Police have confirmed a 13-year-old cyclist who died after colliding with a motorcyclist this weekend was from Rainham and are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Samuel Breed, 13, from Rainham sadly died on Saturday, June 30.

His family have paid tribute, saying: “We have lost a wonderful son. He was loved by all who met him and his star will continue to shine forever.”

Essex Police officers were called to the scene of the collision oi London Road, near the junction of Vellacott Close, just after 3pm.

A motorbike and a cyclist, Samuel, had been involved in a collision.


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Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Samuel was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorbike rider remains in critical condition in hospital.

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Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 777 of 30/06 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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