A BALLOON release in memory of tragic biker Trafford Quantrill-Stott took place in Bradford last night, with the turnout showing just how popular the 21-year-old was.

Mr Quantrill-Stott sadly passed away on Friday night after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a traffic island on Clayton Road.

Close friend, 19-year-old Olivia Lisle, organised the release in his memory on Spencer Road in Great Horton and she said it was "amazing" to see so many people come out in support.

Blue and silver balloons were released into the sky at around 7:15pm, while friends held some out to spell out Traf, the youngster's affectionate nickname.

Ms Lisle said: "About 150, maybe even 200, people turned up and his family were also there.

"It was amazing to see everyone there. We all stayed until 7:45 and then we went home.

"There's another event for Trafford on Thursday at the Royal Hotel pub in Clayton too."

The Royal Hotel have confirmed on Facebook that they will be holding a charity disco night on Thursday from 7:30-8pm onwards to raise funds for Trafford.

They have said that £1 from every drink sold will be donated and have asked everybody to share the post to spread the word.