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article imageTributes continue a year after teenager's death

By Louise Auty     Jan 30, 2012 in World
Horsforth - Tributes have been paid on a Facebook page dedicated to a Horsforth man who died when the car he was driving crashed shortly after police called off their pursuit.
One year after the incident, a Facebook page dedicated to Matthew Norman, 18, from Horsforth, has been filling up with comments remembering the teenager who suffered fatal injuries when the silver Peugeot 106 he was driving over turned and ended up on its roof in a garden near Leeds Bradford Airport on January 25, 2011.
Among the comments was one from his mother, Tracy Norman, who thanked people for their continued love and support and said the family 'couldn't get through each day if it wasnt for people like you, thank you.'
The vast majority of comments referred to the days when Mr Norman played football at Horsforth St Margaret's, along with favourite memories of activities spent with the teenager.
Another comment read: "Still cant believe you've gone Matty, you will never ever be forgotten! You are a true legend, my love and thoughts are with your family today, keep on watching over you (sic) family with your beautiful smile."
The Peugeot being driven by Mr Norman had failed to stop for a marked police car near Weetwood Roundabout shortly after 9.30pm on January 25 last year. Officers had followed his vehicle along the A660 towards Otley but gave up their pursuit because they were concerned at the way the car was being driven.
It was later spotted by the force's helicopter on its roof in a front garden near St Helena's Caravan Park and None-Go-By Farm on Otley Old Road between Bramhope and Horsforth. Fire crews from Rawdon, Cookridge and Otley were called out to free Mr Norman and two other men.
The front seat passenger Jordon Cox, also 18, was seriously injured and the third man, 19-year-old Alex Farrell, received serious but non-life threatening injuries. Both men were also from Horsforth.
The Force's Professional Standards Department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission were notified following the incident.
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