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Tributes Paid to 'Much Loved' Motorcyclist

Jersey Customs and Immigration Service has paid tribute to 23-year-old Kieran Le Bail following his death at the weekend.

The serving customs officer died after a crash on St Ouen's Five Mile Road on Saturday (24 June) while taking part the Jersey Motorcycle and Light Car Club sprint.

In a statement, the JCIS head, Mark Cockerham paid tribute on behalf of his colleagues.

"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 have been lowered to half-mast at the Airport and Harbour until Kieran's funeral as a mark of respect to the customs officer.

HMP La Moye has also lowered its flags, as the prison service pays its respects to Kieran.

Hundreds of messages of condolence have also been posted on social media for the 'caring, thoughtful and loyal' 23-year-old.

" Keeks was an amazing young man who was truly loved at work. To say his colleagues are devastated would be an understatement. I am truly sorry to hear this incredibly sad. Keek's passing will leave a huge void within JCIS."

"Kieran was one of the nicest and most genuine guys I know, he’ll be missed"

"I taught Kieran in Reception at St Luke’s School and was delighted to be reacquainted when he started at customs. He was a gorgeous 4/5 year old and I’ve always remembered him fondly"

Police say they are compiling a report with the Deputy Viscount.

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