Heartbroken fiancé begs for information

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The fiancé of a woman who died when she fell from her motorcycle last month has appealed for anyone who may information that can put his mind to rest over the circumstances to come forward.

Kerry-Ann Theron suffered fatal injuries when she fell off her Yamaha bike when she was riding north along The Straight Half Mile in Maresfield shortly after 7am on October 25. The 30-year-old, who had previously worked at Highcroft Veterinary Group in Hailsham, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital but died that evening.

Steve Pronger, who decided to speak out on Monday, the day of Kerry’s funeral, said, “Kerry’s death remains a mystery as it seems unlikely that a simple fall at quite a low speed would have such tragic consequences.

“Police believe that there may have been another vehicle involved, perhaps quite innocently, and I would appeal to anyone who has the smallest bit of information that might help their investigation to get in touch.”

Steve said Kerry-Ann was ‘full of life’ adding, “She was an avid horse rider and just as enthusiastic motorbike rider, heading out with the Rickney Tuesday Biker Boys Club for fish and chips in Rye, a burger at Dunkies in Seaford and inevitably an ice-cream on Eastbourne seafront.

“I miss her terribly and I just want to understand what happened.”

Sergeant Bryan McCartney, from Sussex Police’s Road Policing Unit, added, “We’ve spoken to a number of people who were around Maresfield at the time that Kerry came off her bike and that has led us to believe that she may have been clipped by another vehicle after she fell.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you may feel it is, please contact us on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Westwood.”