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Police Appeal After Barnsley Man Dies

Thursday October 31 2013

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a collision in Barnsley.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened in Boulder Bridge Lane, Carlton, near to the junction with Shaw Lane, at about 12.50pm on October 30.

A 27-year-old man was riding an off-road blue and black Yamaha motorbike when the bike left the road and was in collision with a wall.

The man, from Cudworth, was taken to hospital where he later died.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the off-road motorcycle being driven in the area at the time, to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 447 of October 30.

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Reply Posted by Anon on Thursday October 31 2013 at 16:23
Bob, I advise you to remove that comment

Reply Posted by Kate on Thursday October 31 2013 at 16:32
Super clean Bob u jerk, would u say same if he's crossed road and been knocked down n killed, no prob not, poor mans lost his life no matter what he was doing n in my opinion he lost it prob doing summatt he loved, RIP to another man taken too soon...RANT over

Reply Posted by Danni on Thursday October 31 2013 at 17:51
That was my partners brother a dear friend of mine im gutted and so are his family he was such a loved dad,brother,partner and friend so keep ur snidey ****** comments to urself if u have any we miss him loads

Reply Posted by gill on Thursday October 31 2013 at 18:01
rip a good lad great son fab partner and an amazing dad to 2 beautiful girls never forget u such a shame xxxx

Reply Posted by Matthew on Thursday October 31 2013 at 18:30
RIP fellow rider.. Thoughts with all the family. Heaven is a race track

Reply Posted by pete on Thursday October 31 2013 at 18:32
To all the family deepest sympathy r i p

Reply Posted by jodie on Thursday October 31 2013 at 19:08
r.i.p im not sure if it is who i think it is but if it is you will be missed by many people my love goes out to your little girls. you was taken too early and was such a happy person.

Reply Posted by jade on Thursday October 31 2013 at 21:31
whats his full name xx

Reply Posted by @wab on Friday November 1 2013 at 03:40
Why was my post removed is it cause I told that incensitive piece of crap bob the truth. And jade don't think its appropriate to ask his full name people will get to know in due course. R.I.P pal u will be missed by a lot of ppl xx

Reply Posted by donna on Friday November 1 2013 at 09:12
R.i.p fellow rider xxx thinkin of u all at this sad time x

Reply Posted by Reader on Friday November 1 2013 at 09:48
A man as lost his life. Why do people have to make snide rude remarks his family and friends will be in turmoil if you haven't got anything nice to say dnt say anything at all rip young fella thoughts go out to his family

Reply Posted by beth on Friday November 1 2013 at 10:24
when will they be giving a name i think i know him thats all. r.i.p i hope its not who i think it is.

Reply Posted by Anthony baker on Friday November 1 2013 at 10:42
It was my brother so he as the same surname as me not saying is first name lets hope I never come across BOB

Reply Posted by observer on Friday November 1 2013 at 10:55
what did bob say?..it looks like his post\s has \ have been removed.

Reply Posted by Anthony baker on Friday November 1 2013 at 11:02
BOB said he was glad he died cos it was another thug that the police would not after chase

Reply Posted by willfy on Friday November 1 2013 at 11:08
Sad to hear the news about any death...

But these off road motorbikes are a bloody nusience, i live in carlton and in the last 3 yrs alone, a young girl got hit by a bike, was in hospital for months with spinal damage, and recently a wpc got run over , whilst trying to apprehend a young lad on his bike ..

Reply Posted by Diane on Friday November 1 2013 at 11:12
SHAME ON YOU BOB !!!!!!! Disgusting

Reply Posted by beth on Friday November 1 2013 at 11:40
has he ever had a second name vicary?

Reply Posted by Mc on Friday November 1 2013 at 11:46
Does it matter what his name is christ a young lad has sadly lost his life and his family and friends a grieving and all your bothered about is his bloody name have some respect will ya R.I.P fellow rider thoughts are with all your family an friends at this very sad time

Reply Posted by Louise on Friday November 1 2013 at 11:52
RIP, to this young man, thoughts to his family. So sad, I hope the angels r looking after u. Sending a blessing of thoughts and love to your family. Much love x

Reply Posted by Gaz on Friday November 1 2013 at 13:17
Rip lad died doing something he loved and all you going on about bikes are a nuisance maybe if we had somewhere to go instead of been harrassed and prosecuted for doing a sport we all love this might not have happend thourghts with your family and friends

Reply Posted by tracey cockerill on Friday November 1 2013 at 16:35
deepest sympathy to den, Tina and family on the sad loss of Craig. our love goes out to you all.
xx god bless

Reply Posted by Lynda Procter on Friday November 1 2013 at 18:01
RIP and condolences to all your family. Antony baker ignore what this bob says he's just a knob head. My hubby rides a bike and it scared me to hell. There's been a bike accident on Denby dale road tonight xxx

Reply Posted by LW & ANDY T on Friday November 1 2013 at 21:43
This lad was our work colleague and a good friend of ours. To put the record straight to those who have a gripe around off road bikes, Craig was a complete novice rider and this was his first time on the bike. Craig bought the bike that was a none-runner and saved up to have it fixed, he had just got the bike back this weekend but had no time to test ride it. On his break-time he had a spare few minutes to give it a run. Craig was so excited just to get on it and give it a quick go and was on it for less than 5 minutes before he lost control. Craig's goal was to use it on a proper race-track and not on the fields, as some may believe. Craig was happy and laughing as per usual on that day, unfortunately 5 minutes later we were told he had come off the bike. We went up the lane and was devastated to see our friend that way, we waited with him whilst the paramedics arrived in total shock. It was a pleasure to know Craig and also the fact that we were with him in his final moments.

'We will miss this soft lad 4eva and a day'


Reply Posted by pearl on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 17:40
Thankyou for telling us what really happened.

Reply Posted by pearl on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:20
It is what we were told but it means a lot that you have put it down in writing

Reply Posted by jo on Friday November 1 2013 at 22:10
RIP young man. Very sad for your families loss. sleep tight. x

Reply Posted by Brendan on Saturday November 2 2013 at 15:59
such a tragedy such a great loss to all that knew him he was a good friend indeed and never was out to hurt a soul, he always wanted a crosser and wasnt an every day kid who tore about the roads putting peoples lives at risk he worked hard for what he got in life and cared about his family as much as he could, he just wanted to have a little fun in life but sadly ended in tradgedy we had so many laughs and will never forget you my dear friend GOD BLESS PAL R.I.P my dear friend may your soul live on!! Brendan xx

Reply Posted by DC on Saturday November 2 2013 at 21:21
Such a tragedy he was such a hard working lovely kind young lad what a waste of a life my thoughts and prayers go out to his family RIP

Reply Posted by Swifty on Saturday November 2 2013 at 21:51
Not one for bikes myself. But have dear friends that ride on/ off road bikes. They seem to get a special buzz from riding there bikes and they all seem to enjoy there hobbies. Don't know the guy question but my. Heart goes to his love ones and family and friends God give you strength

Reply Posted by Lesley on Sunday November 3 2013 at 11:23
God bless,Craig. R.I.P. Sending condolences and lots of love to his family and friends at this tragic time xx

Reply Posted by carly on Sunday November 3 2013 at 11:50
craig was my partner we av 2 girls together oni 5 and 3 we were happy i hurd people was saying nasty stuff on here n shame on ! i loved him so much n he shud still b here he jist went to work as normal the job he loved n he never came home to any one who thinks about saying anything just think will u that he was loved by alot of people n he had a little family in cudworth like everyone else n that house as willnever b the same , i love u craig n forever i will always b ur lass x x

Reply Posted by KymH on Monday November 4 2013 at 09:54
@carly- my heart goes out to u, I have two children the same age n if the same happend to me I don't no how I would cope, sending love to u and ur family's, ignore the low life's comments, I'm sure if it happend to them they wouldn't put things like that, R.I.P to ur loved one!

Reply Posted by richard on Monday November 4 2013 at 10:03
r.i.p mate you was a good lad thoughts go to family and frieds

Reply Posted by Mum of Three on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 17:21
Poor lad
God rest his soul and bless his babies.

Reply Posted by Scott Leatt on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 17:50
R.I.P pal you will be miss by a lot my heart goes out to Tina Denis Anthony all of his family and partner he was a good lad we had sometimes with all lads from Lesley road miss ya pal XX

Reply Posted by g on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 17:53
i understand what this family and friends are going through i lost a good mate of mine a few week ago on a bike going to work he left behind a 12 yr old son who had just gone to live back with him after loosing his mum 4 week earlier WHAT I DONT UNDERSTAND IS HOW SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO BE SO DAMRIGHT CRUEL AND DISGUSTING

Reply Posted by Mark on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 18:01
Always rode off roaders when I was younger doesn't make u a bad person rip fellow biker stay safe all bikers

Reply Posted by Tracey on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 18:27
He waz my nephew. Loved him so much and will be missed by every one. See you in heaven kido. Love you so much. Auntie Tracey. Xxxxx

Reply Posted by mick on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 18:29
R.I.P young man my thoughts go to all his family and friends. And his girlfriend has a heart of gold to comment on here in such short time of losing her loved one..R.I.P

Reply Posted by Taylor price on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 18:36
I doubt you would be saying this bob if it was your family. Have a bit more respect. Sicko

Reply Posted by Dennis on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:01
To all those genuine people who put nice comments on about Craig. Thankyou. Just a few words to let you know about my son, Craig was only 26 and a lovely father, son and brother. He was not a thug, waster or a bad lad. He worked hard to provide for his partner and two beautiful little girl's. So proud of my son and he does not deserve the negative comments from people who did not know him or the facts. I will say this to all young lads who think your invincible " you are not"' please be more patient and carefully don't rush at things. Take care. Life is to short. I shouldn't be burying my26 year old son. RIP Craig. Love and miss you forever. Dad Note to Bob " you didn't know my son, if you have any guts come and meet me"

Reply Posted by Mum of Three on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:11
Don't waste your time sweetheart.
You just try to get through this terrible terrible time with your family.
It must have taken a lot to write what you have your heart must be breaking.
God Bless you all.

Reply Posted by pearl on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:18
His heart is broken

Reply Posted by Kawasaki rob on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:19
I didn't know the rider involved but by the sounds of it he loved his bike.I ride on the road in summer and I go green laning in winter I just wish I could have met him and gave some advice on riding RIP Mate

Reply Posted by Kaz on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:28
So sorry to hear about the death of a fellow biker.. once again,bikers are automatically slated, it's so wrong.
To the family and friends of Craig, I hope your can gain some comfort in knowing he was doing something he loved when he died.He sounded like a well-loved, well-grounded young man who was enjoying life to the full.
My heartfelt condolences to you all.
R.I.P. Craig x

Reply Posted by Amy on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 19:33
Cannot believe people can be so disrespectful at such a sad time like this,Craig is my cousins partner & like said before a lovely lad & a brilliant daddy to 2 beutiful little girls,Craig did anything for anyone,he was always first person there with a helping hand,a heart of gold happy smiling young lad,such a tragedy for all his family & everyone what new him..he is missed so much in cudworth,so upsetting for his parents,partner,family & friends to come on here & read nasty heartless comments about him I'd love to no who this bob is!! let's hope this never happens to 1 of your family members bob!! R.I.P Craig TOP lad shine bright love Xxx

Reply Posted by Julie on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 23:09
Hi so so sry for you loss my heart goes out to you all r.i.p Craig

Reply Posted by pozi on Thursday November 7 2013 at 00:20
i wud just like to say how sorry i am the takin of a young life is to accept, r.i.p young craig n our thoughts r with the family, god bless..xx

Reply Posted by Joanne on Thursday November 7 2013 at 08:10
My heart goes out to all of u for ur loss especially his mum . I too lost my son in a motorbike accident , he was only 18. No mother should lose a child . Don't waste ur energy on here use it to give his parents , partner & family strength because they will need it in the coming months. God bless u all xx

Reply Posted by Alison jepson on Thursday November 7 2013 at 16:57
Iv known craig`s family over 30yr such a lovely family too why don't ppl just have respect for craig`s family & let them grieve propyl for their son brother n partner R,I,P CRAIG my thought`s are with you dennis tina & families xxx

Reply Posted by kirsty hargreaves on Thursday November 7 2013 at 18:14
craig ..was my best cousen!! we grew up together my heart is broken our famillys hearts are broken !! he wud do anything for anyone ... we used to share our b.days as theres 4 days between us i never forget u cuz... share alot of memorys ... you have 2 gorgess girlys and a loverly girlfriend r.i.p my cousen lv u.always xxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Tiffany on Friday November 8 2013 at 09:29
I cannot believe how disrespectful some people are keep your filthy comments to your self sicko!! Craig was a wonderful lad from what I knew of him who was in no way a thug he loved his lass and his gorgeous kiddies to bits and deserves respect rip in Craig. Thinking of you Carly hun your beautiful girls and his family xxxxx

Reply Posted by Brian Wreakes on Friday November 8 2013 at 18:59
To Dennis and your family. We are so sorry to hear about your son. We send our sympathy and hope you are able to remember all the good times you were with your lad. God bless. Brian & Lyn xx

Reply Posted by rachel on Monday March 31 2014 at 03:56
bob ur lucky I nevr saw ur comment u heartless ****** that's was my friend and his family is girlfriend n children shouldn't have to listen to ppl like u let hope it don't happyen to any1 u luv thn ehhhhh