Funeral to be held for Mytholmroyd motorcyclist

Flowers at the scene of the fatal accident in Burnley Road Mytholmoyd.
Flowers at the scene of the fatal accident in Burnley Road Mytholmoyd.

The funeral of a young man from Mytholmroyd who died in a motorcycle crash will be held on Friday.

Flowers and tributes have been placed at the scene of a crash on Burnley Road near Hebden Bridge where the body of Jacob Chothia, 21, was found.

The funeral will take place on Friday, 2pm at the Nab Wood Crematorium in Shipley.

Officers were called to the scene, near to the junction of Carr Lane, at around 11.26am last Thursday but it was believed the crash happened in the early hours of the morning.

A red Yamaha motorcycle and debris was located nearby and enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of what took place.

It is believed the motorcycle may have left the road and collided with a tree. Mr Chothia was last seen in Hebden Bridge around 1.30am on Wednesday August 10.

Sergeant Carl Quinn of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said: “This is a busy stretch of road and I would appeal to anyone that may have been travelling in and around the area who may have seen the motorcycle, or who has any information to come forward.

“Our enquiries are continuing to understand what has happened.”

Road closures were in place between Station Road at Hebden Bridge and New Road at Mytholmroyd whilst officers conducted their investigation.

The route was reopened at around 4.40pm.

Officers continue to appeal for any information about Jacob’s movements after the time he was last seen, or anyone who has any information about the collision itself to come forward to the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting 452 of August 11.