A MAN will appear in court charged with causing the death of a beloved motorcyclist.

David Norris, 53, from Billericay, died in a crash involving his motorbike and a Seat Ibiza on Ulting Lane, Ulting on March 29 last year.

Following the incident the road was closed for several hours while police and paramedics attended the scene and made the road safe.

An appeal for information was made by police to establish the circumstances of the death.

Mr Norris had suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene and sadly despite the best efforts of the paramedics he was pronounced dead the same day.

An air ambulance could be seen landing near the road on the day.

The driver of the Seat Ibiza, Jack Sheeran, 24, of Westwood Drive in West Mersea, due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday March 17 to answer the charge.

If he admits it, he may be sentenced at a later date. If he denies it, a trial will take place.

Paying tribute to Mr Norris at the time, his family said: “David will be missed forever by so many. He was a beloved life partner, stepfather, grandad and friend.

“He has been taken from us, and our lives have been forever changed.

“His lifelong passion for motorbikes, his thirst for knowledge, and his mantra of ‘if you have a pair of hands, there’s nothing you can’t do’ are just some of the things that made him great, and we are so blessed to have had him in our lives.

"We will love you and miss you forever. Until we meet again."