Thursday, September 29, 2022

Family pay tribute to teenage cyclist who died following collision in Purfleet

Samuel Breed

ESSEX Police are now in the position to provisionally identify a boy who died following a collision in Purfleet.

Samuel Breed, 13, from Rainham sadly died on Saturday, June 30.

His family has paid tribute, saying: “We have lost a wonderful son. He was loved by all who met him and his star will continue to shine forever.”

We were called to the scene of the collision on London Road, near the junction of Vellacott Close, just after 3pm.

A motorbike and a cyclist, Samuel, had been involved in a collision.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Samuel was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorbike rider remains in critical condition in hospital.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident 777 of 30/06 or email

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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