A loving tribute has been paid to a man who died after being hit by a Royal Mail van on the A47.

William Hunter Rowe, known to those close to him as Will, died last month at the age of 53 following an incident on the road near Easton.

Following the opening of his inquest, his older brother Richard Hunter Rowe described the hurt his family has felt ever since.

He said: "Will was a loving brother, son and uncle who was dearly loved by his family.

"As a family, we are absolutely devastated - he was 53 and had a lot of life left to live."

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Mr Hunter Rowe was born in Wisbech, but at the time of his death was living in Norwich. He also spent a period living in Leicester, having studied at university there.

He worked as a procurement officer for Broadland Housing Association for several years and was very popular within the organisation.

His brother added: "Will was very creative, loved doing things like pottery and he was into photography in a big way, taking an A Level in it as a mature student.

"He had three nieces who he absolutely doted on - family was everything to him.

"We have been inundated with support since his death and will miss him dearly."

Mr Hunter Rowe was the middle of three siblings, also leaving a younger sister, Frances.

During the short hearing at Norfolk Coroner's Court, area coroner Samantha Goward confirmed that the incident happened on the A47 at Easton, near Colney.

A provisional medical cause of his death was given as serious head and chest injuries suffered as a result of a road traffic collision.

A full inquest is due to be held at 10am on Tuesday, August 22.

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