Former Stamford student dies after moped crash

Floral Tributes to Jess Danby outside Cafe Nero.
Floral Tributes to Jess Danby outside Cafe Nero.

A former New College Stamford student has died in hospital after the moped she was riding collided with a car.

The woman, named locally as Jess Danby, suffered what police described at the time as “very serious injuries” when the moped she was riding collided with an Audi A7 on the A52 Swineshead Road, Wyberton Fenn, at about 7am on Thursday (October 1).

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene before she was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital with very serious injuries.

She was then transferred to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, but police confirmed her death on Saturday.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested and questioned by police in connection with the collision before being released on police bail until November 16.

Formal identification of the moped rider was expected today (Monday, October 5) but a tribute site for Miss Danby has been set up by friends on social media. Floral tributes have been left outside the Caffé Nero where she worked.

According to her own website, Miss Danby, 19, had spent two years studying performing arts at what is now Thomas Middlecott Academy, Kirton, before going on to further studies in the same field at New College Stamford.

This is the 30th death on roads in Lincolnshire this year, compared to 27 at the same point in 2014.

Anyone who saw the collision and has not yet spoken to police should call Sgt Ewan Gell on the Lincolnshire Police Collision Witness Hotline of 01522 558855, quoting incident number 38 of October 1.

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