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Iraq-bound soldier killed in motorcycle accident

A soldier who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Scunthorpe was enjoying his last holiday before being sent to Iraq, it has been revealed.

Christopher Collingwood died on 27th March 2006 after he lost control of his bike on a bend and hit the kerb. He was catapulted into the air and suffered severe personal injuries. Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save the 21-year-old.

Lance Corporal Collingwood was on leave and due to be posted abroad in several weeks. A member of the Royal Anglican Regiment, he had already completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan and had also served in Northern Ireland.

His heartbroken mother, Julie Ladlow, said, "He was due to go to Iraq at the end of April and we were all very worried about him.

"But he said, 'it's my job, and if I have to die for my country, so be it'.

"In a way it was a blessing he died on his bike- doing something he loved. He would want people to be happy and make the most of their life."

Police are appealing for anybody who witnessed the fatal motorcycle accident on Brigg Road, in Scunthorpe, to get in touch.

 

 

 
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