Tributes pour in for Calvert Green boy after tragic road death

Stephen Hemsley
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A CALVERT Green boy has tragically died in a motorcycle accident just outside Bicester.

Stephen Hemsley was killed when his black Sky Jet motorbike was in collision with a black Honda Jazz car on the A41 Bicester to Aylesbury road, near the Piddington turning, at about 10pm on Wednesday night.

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jazz was not injured.

Stephen had recently completed his training to be a Young Leader for the Buckingham and Winslow Young Carers group (YC2).

A Facebook tribute site has been set up to pay tribute to Stephen, with entries being added all the time.

Tributes posted so far include the following:

> Oh Steve what have they done to you? I am so proud of you playing football for Claydon, rugby for Buckingham, your rock music? most of all YC2 and becoming a young leader or just being the best mate a dad ever had. Love you so much, life is going to be so hard without you. R.I.P. my wonderful son. I will always love you. Dad

> My beautiful son Stephen James, what am I going to do now you are gone? I was so very proud of you and always told you so which you hated, but I know deep down you secretly loved it. I will never hear you say ‘Oh funny one, Mum’ or ‘OMG Mum, you’re such a chav’ or ‘Shrimplet’, your favourite name for me. Oh Steve you were my life, my love, my world and this pain is so unbearable. I love you so much and am going to miss you loads!

> I have lost my only brother and my parents have lost a shining light from their lives. Though your body may be gone your spirit will live to rock another day. U will forever be in our hearts and minds stephen, u were the best brother I could of asked for, miss u dearly. Mat

> I’m still texting you. I still wait for that call you said you’d give me when you get home. Just staring at my phone hoping you’re not really gone. Sleep sweet, and if tears could build a stairway to there I’d already be with you. BTW, you’re still my boyfriend ;) and you can’t escape that now. :). And I still keep talking to you. And looking at your photo and talking, and crying. I love you! You always stated you never believed in love, and when we got together, you said you did now. ♥ you were so perfect. And you still are. I love you! Sleep tight. RIP. xx Jess Hayes

> I knew you for a long time, you were a good friend, always there to make others smile or laugh, you always made little jokes to make everyone smile. You will never be forgotten and I’ll never forget the good times we shared. Feels weird as I only saw you a week ago, we never had that beer. See you soon mate RIP. My thoughts go out to Amy and Ray. Jaey Bowles

> R.I.P my heavy metal brother. You meant a lot to me and were truly like a real brother. You played a big part in the band and we can all see now that you made Paradise On Fire. You will be missed so much. I’ll never forget you. I love you loads man. Josh Finch

> R.I.P Stephen, you were such a pleasure to have in the band, and you were such a cool guy to have a friend, enjoyed the gigs with you and I’m gonna miss you and never ever forget you. Aaron Finch

Following the accident, the road remained closed until 5.30am on Thursday morning to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

PC Dave Mitchell, from the Road Death Investigation Unit, said: “It appears the Honda Jazz may have been overtaking a Tesco delivery lorry either shortly prior or at the time of the collision.

“I would appeal for anyone who saw any of these vehicles or witnessed the collision to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information about the crash should contact PC Dave Mitchell via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.