MOTORCYCLE enthusiasts are expected to turn out in force tomorrow (Sunday) for a charity ride out into the Shropshire countryside in memory of Ryan Passey.

John Hill from the Widders Pub in Halesowen has organised motorcycle ride which will set off from the pub at 11 and finish up at the Quatt bikers’ café at Bridgnorth.

The event has been organised to help raise funds for the Justice for Ryan campaign.

Stourbridge News:

Family and friends launched the campaign earlier this year to seek justice for 24-year-old Stourbridge footballer Ryan who was stabbed to death at the former Chicagos bar in the Ryemarket in August 2017 but whose killer Kobe Murray, from Dudley, walked free from court after a jury acquitted him of murder and manslaughter despite hearing testimony in which he admitted “stabbing out” during an altercation.

Campaigners are hoping to push for a Ryan’s Law to give bereft families the right of appeal following criminal proceedings where an acquittal is believed to be ‘perverse’. Currently the law affords no opportunity for people to appeal not guilty verdicts that are considered contrary to what was expected in light of the evidence presented.

A host of events are being lined up to help garner support for the campaign and to raise funds. A memorial match between Wolves All-Stars and a Justice for Ryan team will take place at Stourbridge FC on Sunday September 30 and will be preceded by a march from the town which organisers hope will act as a demonstration against knife crime.

To find out more about the football match and tomorrow’s charity motorcycle ride go to the Respect For Ryan Campaign page or Justice For Ryan Campaign Group on Facebook.