Tribute to former Sittingbourne rugby player Alexander ‘Polly’ Politowicz killed in Doddington horror crash

PUBLISHED: 10:58 12 October 2017

Alexander Politowicz

Alexander Politowicz


He attended the local grammar and was a keen sportsman

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash in Doddington on Wednesday have paid tribute to him, describing him as “a generous young man”.

Alexander Politowicz, 32, known to friends as ‘Polly’, was killed when his bike was hit by a car on Chequers Hill just before 7.20am on October 11.

He grew up in Sittingbourne, attending the local grammar school, and worked at a local firm.

In a tribute, his family said: “He was a joker and a generous young man who would do anything for anyone. His parents Sally and Martin describe him as devoted to his godchildren, Charlie and Amelia and he will be missed by all that knew him.

“He worked hard as a manufacturing engineer team leader locally.

“Polly was a keen sportsman as he grew up, swimming and running for Kent as well as playing rugby for Sittingbourne before injury prevented him from playing but was still a keen supporter of the club and would frequently be found spectating.

“He grew up as a strong young man, often seen flexing his muscles or as he called them, ‘the guns’. He attended Bordon Grammar School before going to the University of Huddersfield.

“A keen lover of anything 80s, especially the music and Lionel Ritchie, but also films like Top Gun, a huge Batman fan and anything with Arnold Schwarzenegger in it.

“Polly had been riding motorbikes for 12 years – he had recently returned from another European tour on his bike and was about to attend an advanced motorcycle course which he was greatly looking forward to.”

Anyone who witnessed the accident between the black motorcycle and a blue Audi Q5 car between the junctions of Church Hill and Chequers Hill should contact the serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538 quoting incident ref: 11-189.


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