Updated: Friday, 13th December 2019 @ 8:13pm

Ayia Napa moped death: Friends of tragic Tameside photographer, 20, raise funds to bring home his body

Ayia Napa moped death: Friends of tragic Tameside photographer, 20, raise funds to bring home his body

| By Nsofwa Kangwa

The devastated friends of a photographer who died in a Cyprus road accident are appealing to the public to help fund the repatriation of his body back to the UK.

James Haggerty, 20, from Ashton-under-Lyne, was on his moped when he collided with a bus on the party resort of Ayia Napa on June 15.

His fiancé Mariel Tamblay, who was a passenger on the bike, is fighting for her life in Nicosia General Hospital in Cyprus after suffering serious head and body injuries.

As well as dealing with theirloss the Haggerty family could now face £10,000 in medical costs and fees to fly his body back to the UK as James didn’t take out travel insurance before he travelled to work at the summer resort.

Facebook page Bring James Haggerty Home has already received more than 2,000 likes in less than 24 hours.

Manchester-based YouTube gaming sensation Tom Syndicate helped raise the profile of a donation page to millions of his fans on Facebook and Twitter.

Those who worked with James at events like Kandi Beach party, Napa Rocks and at various night clubs on the famous strip also paid tribute to the Salford University student.

UK Grime artist Wiley and Saskilla took time out to pay their respects to the popular videographer whose friends described him as ‘creative and hungry for success’.   

Three events in Manchester city centre, Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge will take place over the weekend.  

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Pictures via Facebook