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Tributes to St Helens motorcyclist Michael Stockton killed in Bolton crash
2:38pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
THE family of a St Helens man who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Bolton town centre yesterday have paid tribute to a "loving husband, father and grandfather".
Michael Stockton, aged 59, was riding a Honda motorbike in Bradford Street when he was involved in a crash with a large HGV tipper truck at about 9am yesterday.
The collision, at the top of the slip road from St Peter's Way, left him pinned under the truck, and passers-by scrambled to help him.
He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital but died a short time later.
In a statement given through the police, Mr Stockton's family said: “Mick was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was born and brought up in the St Helens area.
"He was the only boy in a family of five children.
“Mick had a lifelong interest in pigeons and was a successful breeder and racer and was an active member of Burtonwood Homing Society.
“At the time of the accident Mick was on his way to work as a joiner.”
A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death while driving without due care and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
Witnesses are asked to call traffic police on 0161 8564741.
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