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Heart-breaking last words of North West crash victim Malachi Mitchell-Thomas

Malachi Mitchell Thomas who died in a crash at this year's North West 200
Gareth McKeown

The father of the 20-year-old motorcyclist killed at this year's North West 200 has revealed his son wanted to carry on immediately after his horror crash.

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas from Adlington in Lancashire died during racing on May 14 - the fifth death at the circuit in eight years. He was racing for Cookstown-based team Burrows Engineering Kawasaki when he came off his bike on the third lap of the Supertwins race.

His heart-broken father Kevin is still coming to terms with his son's death, but through speaking to the first marshal on the scene has revealed that his son was not deterred by his crash.

On Facebook Mr Thomas wrote:


Around 200 motorcycles and sports cars were part of an escort for the funeral of Malchi Mitchell-Thomas last week.

Attending the Isle of Man TT this week Kevin scattered some of his son's ashes at the circuit, fulfilling a promise he would get him to this year's annual event.

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