Young Otley gardener killed in motorbike crash

A 20-year-old gardener from Otley has been killed in a motorbike accident.

The crash happened on West Chevin Road

Jack Swift died when his motorcycle collided with a car on West Chevin Road on March 9.

The gardener is believed to have been a former pupil of Prince Henry's Grammar School.

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In a statement, his family said:

"We have lost our son Jack in tragic circumstances and as a close-knit family, we are trying to come to terms with our loss. 

"Jack was a grand lad with a close circle of friends and work colleagues. He was also a son, brother and grandson; he was very much loved by us all and we can't imagine life without him. 

"He was starting to find his own way in life as a gardener and he was enjoying his job. We have been told he was a hard worker and his boss was glad to have him on his team. He was a likeable young man with everything to live for; we are devastated by the loss of Jack."