A FAMILY has paid tribute to a grandfather who had the “biggest heart" following his death after a serious road accident.

The crash involved a BMW, which was heading towards Eastnor on the A438 in Hollybush at around 11.50am on June 30 and a Ducati motorbike, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The rider of the motorbike, Andrew Murray from Tewkesbury, suffered fatal injuries.

Paying tribute to the 57-year-old, his wife Emma said: “It is with great sadness and a broken heart I write this. On Sunday 30 June our beloved husband, dad, son, brother, grandad and son-in-law was tragically taken away from us.

“Such a hardworking man who loved life to the full, his laugh was infectious and he had a wicked sense of humour. He had the biggest heart and would be there to help anyone.

“He was a top bloke who loved his family and enjoyed many things: Burnley football club, riding motorbikes and of course, hunting with his dogs.

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“He was taken far too soon and will never be forgotten and truly missed by many. RIP our darling angel.

“He leaves behind his wife, six children, five grandchildren and many family members and loyal friends.

“I ask why someone so precious was taken so soon. If you have any information about the day my darling Andrew was taken, please contact the police, the smallest detail may help.”

Officers remain keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident, was in the area at the time, or has dashcam footage of the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 318S of June 30.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

The ambulance service confirmed that members of the public attempted to carry out basic life support for Mr Murray.

Following the crash, the road was closed.

The road layout and condition will form part of an ongoing police investigation.

Highways chiefs have also looked into the circumstances, while insisting road conditions may not be to blame, because the road surface was improved last year with additional signage and markings put in place.