Family appeal for info after Foulridge biker’s death

LOVING MEMORY: Brett Sinclair Hames with  Rebecca Gregory (S)
LOVING MEMORY: Brett Sinclair Hames with Rebecca Gregory (S)
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The heartbroken family and partner of a “great adventurer” who died following a fatal collision have thrown their weight behind a police appeal.

Brett Sinclair Hames (24), of Foulridge, was killed on December 5th after the motorcycle he was riding crashed in Pole Road, between Cowling and Laycock in the Keighley area.

He died in Leeds General Infirmary, and now police are urging anybody with information to step forward - particularly the drivers of a lorry and a Luton van who stopped at the scene.

Brett’s fiancee, Rebecca Gregory, and Brett’s family said: “I urge anyone who was travelling along Pole Road or in the immediate area on that Friday afternoon to please contact the police. We are absolutely devastated by Brett’s death and, at the very least, need to find out what caused the crash.”

And Traffic Constable Dave Seavers added: “Unfortunately no one has come forward following our appeal for witnesses and we urgently need to speak to anyone who was travelling along Pole Road in either direction.

“Even if you did not witness the actual collision, we still need to speak to you as you could have important information that could help our investigation.

“We know the driver of a lorry and a Luton van stopped at the scene, I need to speak to the these drivers, even if they did not witness the actual crash, they could still provide vital information.”

Paying tribute, Brett’s family and partner Rebecca added: “Brett truly was such an amazing person, the most perfect fiancé, son, brother and friend. He had a huge heart so full of love and touched everyone’s life with such light and happiness.

“He was a great adventurer and grabbed life with both hands. Brett’s life contained nothing but love and happiness. Brett’s entire family and his friends are so utterly heartbroken at this tragic loss. He is and will be forever desperately missed.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team. Or email

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