TRIBUTES have been paid to one of two men who died in a serious collision involving a motorcyclist and a pedestrian on the A40 near Whitchurch last week.

The incident, which took place shortly after 8pm on Thursday 27th September, is understood to have occurred when a red Yamaha motorbike was in a collision with a pedestrian between the turning for Whitchurch village and on the approach to Symonds Yat services.

The motorcyclist - who has been named as Rob Boyd - and the pedestrian - a man in his 30s - were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

Paying tribute, his family said: “Rob had one of the kindest hearts going. He was always willing to help anyone out and had so much love and admiration for his son.

“He had a passion for music and motorbikes and will always be remembered for his laid back and warm nature. Rob always left a mark wherever he went and we’re all devastated from the news and it still hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”

West Mercia Police are yet to release further details about the identity of the pedestrian.

The road was closed for eight hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Both the motorist and the pedestrian’s next of kin have been informed and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident, was in the area at the time, or has dashcam footage of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 700S of 27th September.