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Families pay tribute to teenagers in fatal collision

The families of two teenagers who died in a motorcycle crash have paid tribute to them.

Photo: Bradley Cooper and Abbey Parker

Boyfriend and girlfiend Bradley Cooper, 18, of Coxs Close in South Woodham Ferrers and 17-year-old Abbey Parker of The Drive in Mayland died when the blue Yamaha motorcycle they were riding was in collision with two tractors on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

The collision happened on Lower Burnham Road in North Fambridge at about 9.35am.

Their families have paid tribute to them.

Louise, Stewart and Carlo Parker, the family of Abbey Louise Parker, have made a  statement on behalf of their family.

They said: "Abbey was a fun, bubbly and a wonderful daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter. Abbey lived life to the full everyday.

"Abbey was a keen dancer from a young age, through school and in to her teenage years.

"Abbey was doing an apprenticeship in hairdressing in a local hair salon in Burnham owned by her family.

"Abbey’s entire family are going to miss her more than words can describe. The family wish to thank everyone for their kind words and flowers at this difficult time and it is greatly appreciated by all.

Bradley's family said: "For the short time Bradley was with us, every single moment was a joy and every joyful moment we had we shall cherish in our hearts forever.

"He always woke in the morning with a smile on his face and went to bed with a smile.

"He spoke to and brought joy to everyone he met. He was a kind and considerate friend, loyal brother, looking out for his sisters and the most wonderful son and treasured grandson anyone could ask for.

"Never judging, only loving.

"Thank you for every moment of joy you have brought us all, and will still bring in our wonderful memories.

"Our love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never, you wonderful, special young man.

"You are now together with your wonderful, darling Abbey, no one will ever keep you apart.”

A 43-year-old local man was arrested following the collision and remains on police bail pending further enquiries until January 13, 2013.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email

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