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Performance Bikes editor killed

By George Obradovich, Dec. 02, 2004
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COLLISION: Journalist killed in A1 motorcycle accidentTHE assistant editor of a magazine for high-performance motorcycle enthusiasts was killed when his bike was in collision with a car on the A1 yesterday.
Jamie Bartle was riding a black Aprilia RSV Mille motorcycle to work in Peterborough, where he held the post of assistant editor of the EMAP magazine Performance Bikes.

But as the 1000cc bike travelled down the southbound carriageway of the road at 8.45am it was in collision with a car near to the A6121 Ketton junction.

The carriageway was closed for nearly five hours while police officers dealt with the incident and diversions were in place as seven-mile tailbacks built up.

A spokesman for Leicestershire police said the family of Mr Bartle had been informed about his death, but his name would not be officially released until later today when his body had been formally identified.

Mike Armitage, road test editor of Performance Bikes, said staff at the magazine were devastated by news of Mr Bartle's death.

Officers investigating the accident are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the motorcycle being ridden beforehand to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Bryn Sabin in the road policing unit on Leicester (0116) 222 2222, follow the instructions to leave a message and, when prompted, key in the officer's identification number 0448.

Alternatively, witnesses can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
30 November 2004
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