Young chef lay undiscovered for five days, inquest hears
Police failed to find young chef killed in motorbike tragedy for five days even while using Apple’s Find My iPhone app before victim’s relative found his remains just yards from the wreckage, inquest hears
- 20-year-old James Setterington found just yards from his motorbike last year
- It was just outside the area searched by police on Norton Roundabout, Sheffield
- Cops had tried to find him using ‘Find My iPhone’ and Radio-frequency location
The body of a young chef killed in a motorbike tragedy lay undiscovered by police search teams for five days until his remains were found by a relative.
Officers had tried to find 20-year-old James Setterington using Apple’s ‘Find My iPhone’ app and Radio-frequency location after he was reported missing.
But no trace of James was found until he body was discovered by a loved one just yards from the wreckage of his motorbike which had crashed into a tree on a roundabout.
It was just outside the area searched by police on Norton Roundabout, Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
He was found dead eight feet away from his motorbike, which had been heavily damaged in the collision and was found with twisted handlebars.
Officers had tried to find 20-year-old James Setterington using Apple’s ‘Find My iPhone’ app and Radio-frequency location after he was reported missing
He was found dead eight feet away from his motorbike, which had been heavily damaged in the collision and was found with twisted handlebars
Investigators found no evidence that James had attempted to brake before the horror crash on September 4 last year.
His brother Daniel told the inquest in Sheffield: ‘He was big into his motorbikes, he loved to do the tinkering himself.
‘He loved anything with wheels. He kept to himself but he wasn’t withdrawn.
‘He didn’t waste words. He knew what he was about.’
Concluding death was the result of a road traffic collision, Coroner Stephen Eccleson told the heartbroken family: ‘It is a most puzzling set of circumstances.
‘It is unusual and we may never know why James rode in the way he rode.
‘I am going to conclude that James Setterington died when he drove his motorbike without deviation into the roundabout causing catastrophic injuries resulting in his instant death.’
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