UK - A MOTORCYCLIST died after he was involved in a crash with a van in Stratton while on the way home from his shift at Honda.
Andy Cole, a grandfather, who would have been 45 tomorrow died in Kingsdown Road after his silver GSXR motorbike collided with a red Toyota Hiace van on Thursday.
Yesterday floral tributes with heartfelt messages from his family were tied to a lamppost at the scene, and Honda issued a statement of condolence.
One message said: "Dad, no words can say how we feel right now, but we do know we love you so much, always have always will love you."
Another, from his parents, read: "Andy, we love you and will miss you so much. Sleep well my darling. Love mum and dad."
In a statement, Honda said: "Andrew had worked for HUM for over 20 years and will be sadly missed by all his colleagues and friends at the company.
"Our thoughts at this sad time are with Andrew's family."
Police said Mr Cole had just finished his shift at 10pm and was travelling home to Farrfield, Stratton, when he was in collision with the van, driven by a 58-year-old Swindon man.
They were both travelling towards the crossroads. Officers, who received the emergency call at 10.16pm, said he sustained fatal injuries and the other man suffered shock.
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