Lee Westrope named as A1017 death crash motorcyclist

A motorcyclist who died in a collision with a horsebox has been described as an "utterly committed" teacher.

Lee Westrope, 42, of Beaumont Vale, Haverhill, Suffolk, collided with a 4x4 towing a horsebox on the A1017 near Haverhill at 13:40 GMT on Sunday.

The business studies teacher worked at the Cambridge College for Sixth Form Studies in Cambridge.

College principal Stuart Nicholson paid tribute to Mr Westrope, who joined the college in 2007.

Mr Nicholson said: "He often talked about his own academic journey, reckoning he hadn't been a model pupil himself, but in adulthood he'd discovered the excitement of intellectual learning.

"From undergraduate study, to masters degree and on towards his PhD in environmental economics, he coupled teaching with his own learning, and was utterly committed to his students."

Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses.

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