Police launch appeal following funeral procession for Shirebrook man and friend killed in M1 crash
Traffic officers have launched an appeal after a funeral procession for a Shirebrook man and his friend who died together in a horror M1 crash ‘attracted numerous drivers behaving anti-socially’ last week.
Between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday, April 28, a funeral procession for friends Tyrone Forde, aged 22, who had links to Shirebrook and Jordan Caster, 19, travelled from Bolsover, through Parsons Cross in Sheffield and on to Shiregreen Cemetery.
While on this route, it is reported that a number of vehicles, including a number of high performance sports cars which had been hired specifically for the funeral were observed blocking junctions, driving into oncoming traffic and across roundabouts, and occupants were hanging out of windows.
Drivers were also seen to be travelling along pavements, causing pedestrians to run from the vehicles.
Sergeant Matt Duffy, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This funeral was a result of a tragic accident which sadly cost two young men their lives. People were there that day to pay their respects and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.
“However, the manner of driving demonstrated by a handful of those attending meant that they not only posed a risk to themselves, but to other members of the procession and members of the public on route. Our call handlers received a number of calls from people reporting instances of dangerous driving and concerns for the welfare of other road users.
“Our job is to reduce road accidents and educate drivers how to drive safely, and we are now appealing for information as part of this inquiry.
“If anyone has any dash cam or CCTV footage of the vehicles being driven anti-socially or dangerously last Thursday in Derbyshire, or in Sheffield, please contact us.”
The incident number to quote is 100 of April 28.
Any dash cam or CCTV footage can be sent through to [email protected]
Tyrone Forde and Jordan ‘Codeye’ Caster tragically died in a crash on the M1 near Sheffield earlier this month.
The car they were travelling in – a white Volkswagen Golf – left the carriageway, hit a barrier and a number of trees before overturning and landing on its roof.