THE parents of a man who was killed after the car he was travelling in plunged into a water-filled ditch in Holme have today released a statement.

Jamie Aylesbury, 21, a trainee electrician who lived in Yaxley for three years before moving to Stilton just

THE parents of a man who was killed after the car he was travelling in plunged into a water-filled ditch in Holme have today released a statement.

Jamie Aylesbury, 21, a trainee electrician who lived in Yaxley for three years before moving to Stilton just before he died, was killed along with Robert Hunt, 22, from Sawtry, in the collision in Holme Fen on Monday, May 7.

Attempts to rescue the men, firstly by three farmers and then by firefighters and paramedics were unsuccessful.

The driver of the vehicle, a 14-year-old boy from Peterborough, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until July 9.

Jamie's funeral was held on May 18 in Oxford and was attended by about 140 people.

Jamie's parents, Glenys and Peter West, who live in Swindon, said: "We would like to thank the many friends from Yaxley and surrounding areas for the great effort they made in attending Jamie's funeral in Oxford, where he spent most of his life.

"We were overwhelmed by the large number of attendees who made Jamie's send-off truly memorable.

"We would particularly like to thank those who tried to save Jamie's life at the accident scene, and Mr Watson and family and Mrs Taylor for their help and support in addition to making Jamie a part of their families during the time he lived in Yaxley.

"We would also like to make an appeal to friends and people who knew Jamie. There are a considerable number of belongings missing, mainly clothes, from his possessions recovered.

INFORMATION: If anyone knows of any property stored in the weeks prior to the accident, could you please contact the Peterborough police property department at Thorpe Wood Police Station on 0845 4564564.