Two arrested following motorcyclist's death - The Leamington Observer

Two arrested following motorcyclist's death

Ian Hughes 1st Aug, 2019   0

TWO people have been arrested after a motorcyclist died on a busy road near Leamington.

The air ambulance and emergency services were called to Banbury Road, close to the junction with the M40, at around 10pm on Monday (July 29).

Thomas Radbourne, age 26 from Tamworth, was found in cardiac arrest by passersby. He died at the scene following a crash with a car which failed to stop.

Det Insp Collette O’Keefe from Warwickshire Police said: “While investigations are ongoing, I can confirm that we have now arrested a 39-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by careless and inconsiderate driving.

“They remain in police custody at this time while they assist us with our investigation. We have also located and recovered a black car believed to be involved in the collision.

“Thank you to everyone who has shared our earlier appeal. We continue to appeal for witnesses and would urge anyone who believes they may have been in the area at the time of the incident and has dashcam footage to please get in touch.

“Our thoughts remain with Thomas Radbourne’s family at this difficult time.”

Mr Radbourne’s family paid tribute.

“Our dearest Thomas – the most gentle, thoughtful, kindest, generous, selfless son, brother and friend.

“We have absolutely no idea how we will be able to live without you, we love and miss you terribly.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.


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