Police name motorcycle rider killed in road crash at Weasenham

Police today named the motorcyclist who died in a Norfolk road accident as they renewed their appeal for witnesses to get in touch.

Robert Winner, from Sporle, died as a result of injuries he suffered in the collision on the A1065 Swaffham to Fakenham road at Weasenham yesterday.

Fond tributes have been paid to Mr Winner, 25, by his family.

The accident happened at about 7am on Friday. Norfolk police said that Mr Winner's red and black Honda 125cc machine was in collision with a grey Mitsubishi L200 vehicle close to the junction between the main road and Low Street.

Mr Winner's family – father Mike, stepmother Sue, brother Michael and stepsister Claire - were today grieving for a young man whom they described as being much loved and likable.

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In a statement, they said he was quiet, gentle and friendly, 'a bit shy at first until he got to know people; always polite, and he would do anything to help if he could'.

They added that he loved his job with locally-based bespoke timber buildings company Town and Country, 'where he worked with some very nice people who thought the world of him'.

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A lover of woodwork and making things, he had also enjoyed music, gardening, films, and football, especially matches involving Manchester United; he had also been planning soon to take his car-driving test.

'Robert will be very sadly missed by family, friends and anyone who knew this much-loved and likable young man,' added the statement.

The family thanked everyone involved in caring for Mr Winner after the accident and offered special thanks to a man who was first on the scene and tried to help him.

Norfolk police would still like to hear from anyone who saw what happened. Call the 101 non-emergency number and ask for senior investigator Steve Matthews, of Norfolk Constabulary's serious collision investigation team.

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