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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Dearham man in court over biker death smash

A Dearham man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving.

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MOTORCYCLIST: Paul Fursey died in the crash on the A66

Jamie Alexander Crellin, 23, of Row Brow Park, appeared before West Cumbria magistrates in Workington on Wednesday.

He was charged in connection with the death of 31-year-old motorcyclist Paul Anton Fursey at an A66 junction near Cockermouth shortly before 11.30pm on October 2 last year.

Mr Fursey, of Bolton Low Houses, near Aspatria, died at the scene.

Crellin had been driving an MG ZT at the junction with Broughton and Brigham when there was a collision with a 125cc Yamaha motorbike driven by Mr Fursey.

Jane MacKrill, prosecuting, said Crellin was heading towards Workington while Mr Fursey was travelling towards Cockermouth.

Michael Woolaghan, defending, said that his client formally indicated “no plea” at this stage.

Crellin opted for a crown court trial and he is due to appear there on Monday, September 9.

Mr Fursey was a member of Millom Bike Group, which formed a cavalcade behind his hearse at his funeral.

His family paid tribute to a man who was “full of wisdom beyond his years”.

He had been a DJ at a local nightclub, played pool, snooker and darts and was a Liverpool FC fan.

Mr Fursey worked at the Asda store in Workington.

While he was working there he became a qualified accountant.

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