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Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which occurred on Birchington Avenue, Grangetown on the 14th August 2016 in which an 18 year old Charlie Stubley who sadly died.

Charlie a had a bright future ahead of him after joining the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in March 2015.

The collision occurred at around 7:30pm on Birchington Avenue at its junction with St Andrews Rd East and involved an Orange Ford Ka and a red off road style motorcycle. As a result of the collision the 18yr old named locally as Charlie Stubley was a motorcyclist who sadly passed away the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses that would have seen the red motorcycle in the Birchington Avenue area of Grangetown prior to the collision and specifically the driver of a Silver Vauxhall Meriva/Zafira which is believed to have passed the scene of the collision prior to it occurring.

Thousands of tributes have been left on social media. One commented on how Charlie was about to head to Germany within months and had such a bright future ahead of him.

Another said Charlie was harmless never having a bad bone in his body.

Tracey Stubbly Charlies mother said “I was only 17 when I found out I was having Charlie, such a shock but he was one of the best shocks that has ever happened to me. There was no better feeling than when he was born in 1997.

“My first born baby boy, he was always my blue eye, a mammy’s boy.

“He wouldn’t have anyone else but his mammy, always attached to my hip for his short 18 years.

“He was no angel at school until we moved schools and in the past few years he did everything to make us proud. We were so proud when you joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in March 2015.

“Charlie loved motorbikes and got his first PW50 at 3 years old for Christmas. His face lit up the room that morning. He always wore all the motorbike gear.

“I’ve got years of memories but I don’t want memories I want you. Our hearts are ripped in two. You were a lovely lad, always proud and inspirational. My blue eyed, my very own soldier boy Craftsman Stubley REME.

“Love you always and forever, your Mam, Dad, Aleisha and Archie XXX”

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Sharon Smith of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 147326.

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