UPDATE: Biker dies after Hastings crash


The biker who crashed into three parked cars in Hastings has died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, September 22).

Toby Gasson, of Eversley Road, St Leonards, died at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he had been taken after the crash on Whitefriars Road at Emmanuel Road at 8.50pm on Sunday (September 20).

The 21-year-old had been requested to stop by police a short time before the collision but police say he was not being pursued or in sight of a police vehicle at the time of the crash.

Sussex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit’s sgt Richard Hornsey said: “There has been a lot of unhelpful social media speculation about the events that led up to this tragic incident.

“A family liaison officer is supporting Toby’s family and providing them with factual information regarding the progress of the investigation.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened and can help us with our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police at collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Op Esher.”

Toby worked as a barista at Kino Teatr in St Leonards who have announced they will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday, September 23) as a sign of respect.

The cinema wrote on their Facebook page: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

“Toby was a very special person, with great sense of humour and dedication to the Kino-Teatr team.

“Tragic loss of a promising young life. RIP.”

If you knew Toby and would like to give a tribute to him, please contact Jack Duggan on 01424 856785 or email jack.duggan@jpress.co.uk.

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