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Tribute to man who ‘brought joy to so many’ following his death in bike crash

The family of a man who was killed after crashing his bike into a wall have paid a moving tribute to him.

Police were called at around 3.50pm on Friday to Holmeswood Road, close to the junction with Rufford Park Lane in Ormskirk after receiving reports a motorcyclist had crashed into a wall.

The man – who has since been named as Martin Green, 59, from Banks – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

There are not thought to have been any other vehicles involved in the collision.

Martin’s family have now paid tribute to him, saying: “Martin was a much-loved husband, son, brother and friend who brought joy to so many.

“We are shocked by the loss, will miss him greatly and will cherish the memories we have of him.

“We ask people to respect the privacy of the family and those mourning his loss at this difficult time.”

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses, or anybody with information about what may have happened.

Sgt Finn Quainton, of the Lancashire Police TacOps team, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with Mr Green’s family and friends. We send them our deepest condolences at this incredibly distressing time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we are determined to find out exactly what happened. We continue to ask anybody with information about the collision to get in touch with us.

“Perhaps you saw all or part of the incident or caught it on dashcam, or maybe you saw the bike in the moments before the collision occurred.

“Whatever information you have, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1048 of July 9.