HAILSHAM: Family’s tribute to biker

Kenneth Jarrett
Kenneth Jarrett

THE FAMILY of a motorcyclist who died while going to the aid of a friend who had come off his bike have paid tribute to him.

Seventy-one-year-old Kenneth Jarrett died at the scene of a motorbike accident at Carter’s Corner, Hailsham, on Sunday October 2.

This week his family issued a statement through police, describing him as a dad, grandad and husband who “decorated our lives with much love and laughter”.

The family said, “We are all devastated that he’s gone from our lives and he will be greatly missed forever by us all along with our family and friends.

“We would just like to say a thank you for the many messages of condolence.”

Mr Jarrett had been out riding with his 62-year-old friend when the accident happened.

Police believe they rode around a corner and were met with a stationary concrete mixer lorry.

In a bid to avoid the lorry, the 62-year-old rider skidded off the road and received minor injuries.

Mr Jarrett managed to stop safely and went to help him but collapsed and despite attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is thought to have died from natural causes and the coroner’s officer is investigating.