Tributes paid to Cullompton motorcyclist

'Gentle giant' Andrew Luckham, who was tragically killed in a collision on Sunday

'Gentle giant' Andrew Luckham, who was tragically killed in a collision on Sunday

First published in Cullompton

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Cullompton motorcyclist who was killed in a collision on the A35 near Honiton.

Andrew Luckham, 48, known as Lux to his family and friends, was driving his black Kawasaki motorcycle in the village of Offwell when the incident occurred with an Audi convertible driven by a woman in her 40s from the area just after 11am on Sunday.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, an Air Ambulance crew and members of the public who stopped to assist, he was declared dead at the scene.

His partner, Sharon Jones, said: “Lux lived a full life and was taken tragically from us.

“He leaves behind a devastated partner, two beloved sons and a heartbroken mum, sister and niece.

“He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold, a friend to all and loved by all those whose lives he touched.

“Our one consolation is that he died riding his motorbike, doing what was his lifelong joy.

“The family ask for privacy during the period of intense grief as they come to terms with their loss.”

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information should call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting log 366 of February 26 2012.

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