UPDATE: Tributes paid to “genuine gentleman” who died after crash in Northrepps

Tributes have been paid to a 'genuine, lovely gentleman' who died following a car crash in Northrepps at the weekend.

Tributes have been paid to a 'genuine, lovely gentleman' who died following a car crash in Northrepps at the weekend.

Brian Mawdsley, from Southrepps, died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Tuesday. His wife Brenda, and two passengers who were travelling with the couple in a black VW Golf, remain in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Villagers have been left 'distraught' by Mr Mawdsley's death and have paid tribute to him on a Facebook page dedicated to the Southrepps Chorale, the village choir which he and Brenda helped establish.

Tanja Wright said: 'Our loss. A truly genuine, lovely gentleman. Salt of the earth. One of life's true gents. Always smiling and very kind. We will miss Brian terribly. My thoughts are with Brenda and their family.'


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Daniel Needham added: 'The whole community will miss you Brian all our thoughts are with you and your family.'

Members of the choir sang songs including There Is Nothin' Like a Dame and You'll Never Walk Alone in memory of Mr Mawdsley at their rehearsal on Tuesday night.

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The dad, aged 67, suffered head injuries and was left in a critical condition following the crash on the A149 at around 5pm on Sunday.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team confirmed that he died as a result of the injuries he received in the incident.

Mr Mawdsley was an organ donor and as a result three people have been able to benefit from receiving his organs.

Police said the Golf, which was travelling from Cromer towards Thorpe Market, collided with a tree on the opposite side of the road.

? Officers are appealing for witnesses to the crash to call them on 101.

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