A10 crash driver named as Welney man, Keith Thatcher

Motorcyclist Keith Thatcher died in a road accident on the A10. Picture submitted

Motorcyclist Keith Thatcher died in a road accident on the A10. Picture submitted - Credit: Archant

A family has described a grandfather of two who died in a road crash on the A10 as 'an incredibly special man'.

Keith Thatcher, 58, from New Road in Welney, near Downham Market, died when the black Hyosung GT650 motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Transit at Stretham, near Ely, on October 28.

Mr Thatcher, who lived with his partner Anne, had three sons and a stepdaughter he treated as his own.

He also had two grandchildren aged one and three months.

He worked as a maintenance fitter at Marshalls Aerospace and Defence Group in Cambridge.

A keen motorcyclist, Mr Thatcher also enjoyed dog walking and making model aircraft.

In a statement, his family said: 'Keith was an incredibly special man who could always make you smile; he is irreplaceable. His death is a

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tragedy and a massive loss. We will all miss him dearly.'

A 35-year-old man from Ely was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving as a result of the collision. He has been released

on police bail until January 23, 2016.

Following the accident, the road was closed between the A1123/A10 roundabout at Stretham and the Cambridge Research Park just north of Waterbeach, and motorists were urged to avoid the area or expect long delays.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call the road policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or

via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

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