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Haverhill teacher dies in bypass crash

The section of the A1017 Haverhill bypass on which Lee Westrope lost his life in a motorbike crash

The section of the A1017 Haverhill bypass on which Lee Westrope lost his life in a motorbike crash

An ‘utterly committed’ teacher is being mourned by family, friends and colleagues after being killed in a crash on the Haverhill bypass.

Lee Westrope, from Beaumont Vale in Haverhll, died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a 4x4 towing a horsebox on the A1017, just before the Spirit of Enterprise roundabout and near the turn off for Hanchet Hall, at about 1.40pm on Sunday (Dec 8).

Mr Westrope, 42, had taught business at the Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies since 2007.

Principal, Stuart Nicholson, said: “Lee had a true devotion to teaching.

“He often talked about his own academic journey, reckoning he hadn’t been a model pupil himself, but in adulthood he’d discovered the excitement of intellectual learning.

“From undergraduate study, to Masters degree and on towards his PhD in Environmental Economics, he coupled teaching with his own learning, and was utterly committed to his students.

“We will miss him enormously and our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

Mr Westrope’s family were too upset to comment.

 

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