Report into death of runner

PUBLISHED: 12:46 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:09 06 May 2010

Paul Pearce

Paul Pearce

A report has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) regarding the tragic death of Paralympian Paul Pearce. The dossier contains the findings from a police investigation and from the Bedfordshire coroner into how Mr Pearce died. Biggleswade windo

A report has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) regarding the tragic death of Paralympian Paul Pearce.

The dossier contains the findings from a police investigation and from the Bedfordshire coroner into how Mr Pearce died.

Biggleswade window cleaner Mr Pearce, 43, who lived with his partner Helena Kelly in The Crescent, Letchworth GC, died in February from multiple injuries after being struck by a lorry while on a training run along the A507 Stotfold bypass.

He had been preparing for an attempt on the marathon world record of 2hr 32m for his disability category for partially sighted athletes.

Mr Pearce's death sparked an avalanche of tributes to flood into The Comet where he was twice a category winner of the Comet Sports Awards.

Mr Pearce won the marathon gold at the International Blind Sports Association World Championships in Athens in 2003 and was sixth in the Paralympic Games in Athens in the T13 category the following year which was the highest place for a British runner at the games.

This week a Bedfordshire police spokesman said: "A file is with the CPS and they will advise us over possible charging. The driver of the lorry remains on bail until May 23.


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