Tributes paid after Police name man who died in A14 collision

Police are now able to name a man who died in a road traffic collision on the A14 near Beyton.

Police were called just after 6pm on Thursday 30 March, to reports of a three-vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway, involving two lorries and a van, near the roadworks.

A man aged in his 50s arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed until Thursday 22 June pending further enquiries.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as 53 year old Paul Ivan Cobbold

Mr Cobbold’s family have released the following tribute to him:

“Born the summer of ’69, Paul Ivan Cobbold was the perfect example of a Bramford boy.

“The youngest of 4 siblings and despite difficulties in his early childhood, Paul never failed to leave an impression on everyone he met. Becoming a dad at 18 and later getting married, Paul strived to do the best for his family. His four children, Robert, Sean, Emma and Rebecca were the lights of his life, blessing him with five amazing grandchildren.

“Paul worked in the building industry for over 34 years, both on a self-employed and employed basis. He was a multi skilled tradesman and had trained many apprentices over the years.

“In 2009, he met his partner, Jackie Leeks and became a wonderful dad to Jensen and Macey. Jackie and Paul were engaged in August 2022 with plans to marry later this year.

“Paul was a gentle giant, funny, sarcastic, loving and dependable to all his family and friends, but most of all, he was our hero.

“Paul tragically died on March 30th, aged 53, taken far too soon.”

Officers are still keen to hear from any witnesses to the collision and ask that any motorists driving in the area at the time of the incident with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle to review the footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting CAD 342 of 30 March.