Police outriders to join huge number of motorcyclists in funeral procession for bike-mad four-year-old Sheffield boy

Around 10 police outriders are set to join a funeral procession for a four-year-old bike-mad Sheffield boy as he makes his final journey.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 1:07 pm
Updated Friday, 28th February 2020, 1:38 pm

Young Jack Lacey, from Loxley, was just three when he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour last year and given a life expectancy of 12 months.

He lost his fight for life on Monday, February 10, leaving his parents Wesley Lacey and Rebecca Oldham, and sister Charlotte, heartbroken.

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His funeral is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, February 29, and as Jack embarks upon his final journey a huge number of motorcyclists are set to join his funeral procession.

Jack’s parents issued an appeal for bikers to join the convoy as a tribute to their beloved son, and bikers from across the country have made plans to take part.

Roads Policing Sergeant Matt Duffy, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Traffic officers will be assisting with the funeral of Jack Lacey who sadly died earlier this month to pay respects and support his family, ensuring this difficult time is made as easy as possible with crowd and traffic management.

“Jack loved motorbikes and officers who share his passion and love will be riding their police motorbikes alongside the funeral procession.

“On behalf of South Yorkshire Police our thoughts are with Jack’s family at this difficult time.”

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