Brackley pays tribute to former headteacher

Air amulance lands in Brackley town centre following fatal accident
Air amulance lands in Brackley town centre following fatal accident

TRIBUTES to a ‘kind-hearted and brilliant headteacher’ were being posted online this weekend after he was tragically killed in Brackley town centre.

At around 8.15am on Friday, May 11, 79-year-old Marcus Coleman from Evenley was crossing Market Place when he was in an accident with a Honda CBR motorcycle.

Mr Coleman was taken to the Horton Hospital in Banbury where he was pronounced dead. A 72-year-old women from Evenley, also involved in the accident, was treated for a fractured wrist.

The 19-year-old motorcycle rider from Brackley, suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe hospital where he was last reported to be in a serious condition.

Commenting on social networking site Brackley Gossip Girls, Rebecca Smith said: “Mr Coleman was a wonderful man, kind-hearted and a brilliant head teacher, he gave so much to Brackley juniors and at Southfields too.

“I’m sure I speak for many when I say he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by many.”

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about it, should contact our Driewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

If you would like to pay tribute to Mr Coleman in Friday’s paper email editorial@buckinghamadvertiser.co.uk.