TRIBUTES have been paid to 'one of life's truly lovely guys' who died in an accident in Whittingham.

John Marsden, 51, from Longridge was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a white Ford Transit van near the junction of Back Lane and Cumeragh Lane in Whittingham, at around 3.25pm on March 10.


Now his family have expressed their sadness after the tragic death of a dearly loved husband, father, son, brother and uncle.

A statement released by the police said: "John will be sadly missed by so many. He was one of life's truly lovely guys.

"He was a top bloke, always had a smile.

Meanwhile a close friend summed John up: "John to me was a most solid and dependable guy. Someone who I trusted on the other end of a rope in the most exposed and extreme situations imaginable"