Tributes to avid football fan with big heart killed in Burnley collision

Jackson Pickering
Jackson Pickering
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A young man who died following a collision in Burnley has been described as having "a heart of gold".

Jackson Pickering (18) sadly died yesterday (Wednesday) after a collision on Springfield Road at 11-45pm on Saturday, June 16th.

His family have paid the following tribute to him:

"Jackson was a much loved son, grandson, uncle and brother to his five siblings. An avid football and Liverpool fan, Jackson lived for football and he played for a number of local Saturday and Sunday league teams, even scoring a penalty at Turf Moor in a schools competition.

"He had a large circle of friends and an even larger heart, always being the first to offer help to anyone that needed it. He had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed by all who knew him."

A police spokesman said: "Our thoughts remain with Jackson's family at this sad time."

A man and woman were arrested in relation to the incident. They were later released under investigation.