Motorcyclist, 23, dies during organised sprint on Jersey's Five Mile Road

Islanders have paid tribute to Kieran Le Bail, 23, who died following a crash on the Five Mile Road. Credit: Jersey Customs and Immigration Service

A motorbike rider has died following a crash during a race on Jersey's Five Mile Road.

The accident happened during a sprint organised by the Jersey Motorcycle and Light Car Club on Saturday 24 June.

Kieran Le Bail, 23, came off his black Yamaha motorbike near the sand dunes at the La Pulente end of the coastal route at around 1pm.

Tributes have been made on social media to the motorcycle enthusiast after the incident.

Kieran's friends, family and fiancé have shared heartbreaking memories with the 23-year-old.

In a statement, Kieran's mother Anita Le Bail said: "We are devastated after this tragic accident.

"Kieran is my world, life will never be the same again. He had the most beautiful smile, beautiful face and was such a kind, caring man who adored his mum, grandmother, aunty, niece and fiancée.

"He was the glue who stuck the family together, we will always love and miss him. Forever in our thoughts. Shine bright my darling boy."

Kieran was a serving officer with the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service, and has been described as a 'much-loved colleague'.

Mark Cockerham, Head of JCIS, commented: “We are devastated by the shocking news and sudden loss of Kieran, who sadly passed away on Saturday following a motorcycle accident. Kieran was a highly respected and much-loved colleague and friend to all at Jersey Customs and Immigration and we will miss him enormously.

“I extend my sincere sympathies to all those impacted by this devastating loss of such a young, capable and dedicated officer. Our thoughts and deepest condolences, in particular, go out to his family and friends.”

Flags at the island's ports will be flown at half-mast until his funeral as a mark of respect.

Jersey Police confirmed Mr Le Bail died as a result of his injuries, adding that officers are working with Deputy Viscount to compile a report into the collision.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to contact them on 01534 612612.

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