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Manchester Evening News

Teenager, 17, dies after falling off electric motorbike

A teenager has died after falling off an electric motorbike. Owen Jones suffered a serious head injury in the crash in Rossendale on Wednesday.

Tragically the 17-year-old died in hospital the next day. Police say no other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Goodshaw Fold Road, in Loveclough, at around 7pm. Owen, from Crawshawbooth, was riding a Sur-Ron LBX electric motorbike. Friends have been paying tribute to Owen on social media.

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Lee Gueller wrote: "I know that when someone passes away the same clichés get brought up about how nice a person they were and what a kind heart they had but I can’t explain or put in to words what a genuinely good boy Owen was. He was a hard worker even working on weekends while he was still at school, polite, smart, funny, loving and genuine.

"For those that know his family will know that the The Jones’s are one of the nicest families you could ever wish to meet. This is the cruellest lesson anybody could ever have but please people appreciate everything you have and live every day like your last."

Police are now appealing for witnesses. Sgt Michael Higginson said: "A teenage boy has very sadly lost his life in what appear to be tragic circumstances. My thoughts are with his loved ones at this time. We are now working to establish the full circumstances of what led to the collision and I would ask anybody with information, CCTV or dashcam or mobile phone footage which could assist our enquiries to contact police as soon as possible."