Tributes paid to ‘affectionate and caring’ young father Jamie Finlay after fatal crash in Ixworth

PUBLISHED: 16:02 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:02 18 May 2017

Jamie Finlay, 28, of Green Road in Woolpit, died following a two-vehicle crash in Ixworth. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Jamie Finlay, 28, of Green Road in Woolpit, died following a two-vehicle crash in Ixworth. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY


The 28-year-old died in hospital three days after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash in Suffolk earlier this month.

Jamie Finlay, of Green Road in Woolpit, was involved in a two-vehicle collision on the A1088 in Ixworth, at the junction with Thetford Road, at around 6.20am on Monday, May 8.

He sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he died three days later.

Today, his family have issued the following tribute through Suffolk Constabulary: ”Tragically taken too early, Jamie died on May 11th 2017 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

“Affectionate and caring son of Irene Finlay, doting dad to Oscar, Charlie and stepson Blake, loving brother of Cindy, boyfriend of Kerry, and best mate of ‘Cheeks’.

“Jamie was a beautiful baby and a gentle and spirited boy, who grew into an affectionate and caring young man, who loved his mum and children unconditionally.

“Known for his cheekiness, humour and comedy; and winding up his cousins, niece and nephews! He loved playing Lego with his boys, playing Xbox games and looking after his tropical fish.

“Huge thanks for the kind support of the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU Main Ward) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital who were wonderful in their care of Jamie.

“Irene and family ask for the public’s respect at this difficult time.

“We kindly ask any kind donations to go to:”

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