Riseholme Road crash: Tributes to Mark Turner

Published on 29 September 2023, by Gainsboroughlive | No comments yet |

The family of a man who died following a crash have paid tribute to a father with a “heart of gold”.

Mark Turner, 38, was fatally injured when a black Peugeot crashed into two parked cars in Riseholme Road, Gainsborough, on 22 September.

Mr Turner later died in hospital. His family said he would be “greatly missed”.

Lincolnshire Police previously confirmed a boy, 15, and man, 38, had been arrested and released on bail.

Issuing a tribute through Lincolnshire Police, Mr Turner’s daughter said: “Dad, we can’t believe you have gone.

“We will never forget you, you are the brightest star in the sky.”

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire Police has issued a dispersal order covering a Lincolnshire town road amid plans for a gathering. The 24-hour dispersal order for Riseholme Road in Gainsborough will start from 4pm on Friday, September 29.

It comes following plans publicised on social media for a gathering which would have included music played over loudspeakers, an MC, and blocking of the road. The gathering was planned to pay tribute to a man who sadly died in that road last week.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We completely understand the right – and the need – for people to come together to pay their respects, and we want to help that happen in a way that remains safe and lawful, without impacting residents in the area. We have given officers guidance to help facilitate that.”

The order gives officers powers to move on anyone in that area who may be causing, or be likely to cause, a disturbance, and we ask people to consider how they can pay their respects in a way that is mindful of the community. People are also reminded that the dispersal order also gives officers the power to seize equipment which might be used in a way which causes a disturbance.

There will be an additional policing presence in the area during the dispersal order period.

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