The loved ones of a "devoted family man" have paid a heartbreaking tribute to the 64-old-year after his killer was jailed. 

David Sinar from North Walsham died on September 15 2021 following a crash on the A11 near Thetford.

Amber Potter, 23, of Livingstone Road, Norwich, exchanged a series of messages with her partner and photos at the wheel while on a journey from Glastonbury to Norfolk, before the fatal crash at Roudham.

David was a dedicated cyclist who helped raised thousands on charity cyclesDavid Sinar was a dedicated cyclist who helped raise thousands on charity cycles (Image: Norfolk Police)

She was jailed for three and a half years at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday for causing the death by dangerous driving of Mr Sinar who was knocked from his Lambretta which he had bought the same day.

The court heard she was in the process of sending a selfie picture of her sticking her tongue out and winking to her boyfriend at the moment she drove into the back of the scooter

In a tribute, his family said: "On the night of September 15 2021 our lives changed forever.  Losing Dave (David) has utterly devastated our family. 

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"Dave was the glue that held the family together.  What Dave didn’t know about life wasn’t worth knowing. 

"He was a devoted family man. Always there to lend a hand, dishing out advice. 

"He was a strong character and never shied away from the challenges that life brought. 

David was killed after being hit by driver who was sending a selfie to her partnerDavid Sinar was described as the "glue that held the family together" (Image: Norfolk Police)

"The words 'you can’t do that' or 'that’s impossible' were not words to be used in the presence of Dave.

"Losing his own dad at an early age he was determined that his own son would have the love and guidance that he lost as a teenager. 

"But now his son finds himself in exactly the same position, growing up without his father figure. 

"Not having a dad to share his achievements with, telling about the job that he helped him find. 

"And me, I’ve lost my soul mate, no longer having the security of that arm around my shoulder telling me that life is going to be ok. 

"No longer do I have the urge to ride my bike, there’s not much point without my co-pilot.

"His brother and sister have lost their older brother, unable to pick up that phone to chat and relive childhood memories or just to put the world to rights.   

"And his mum, who is totally heartbroken, at 97 wakes up every day unable to comprehend that she will no longer see Dave."