Family Tribute To Crash Victim

5 January 2018, 10:10 | Updated: 8 January 2018, 10:13

Ismael Martinan-Brittain

The family of a 19-year-old motorcyclist have paid tribute to him following his death in a crash in Chatham earlier this week.

Ismael Martinan-Brittain died after his bike and a car collided at a junction on Princes Avenue just after 5pm on Tuesday.

James Dye, 22, Rainham Road, Gillngham, has been charged with death by careless driving as well as aggravated vehicle taking, and driving without a license and without insurance.

He has been remanded in custody until he appears at Maidstone Crown Court on February 2.

Mr Martinan-Brittain, who was born in Spain, moved to Gravesend when he was three. His mother Maria Brittain said the family were "deeply saddened" at the loss of a "wonderful son."

She said: "Ismael was a good son who was dedicated to his loving family, his motorcycles and the gym.

"Ismael was a popular young man and made friends easily and still had close friends from his primary school. He was a loving son who kept family his priority in life and would do anything for his family and friends.

"We have had relatives travel from Spain to be with us at this tragic time. Ismael will be missed with a heavy heart every day by those who had the pleasure of knowing him."

A 30-year-old from Rochester remains on police bail while inquiries continue.

Kent Police is still appealing for witnesses to the incident to call 01622 798538 or email, quoting DB/MS/002/18.