THE FAMILY of a man from Clitheroe who died following a collision in Forton have paid tribute to a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Anthony Hindle, 79, known as Tony died after his Suzuki motorbike was involved in a collision with a JCB Telehander on Hollins Lane in Forton on Thursday afternoon.

He suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement from his family said: “Originally from Clitheroe, Tony attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and had a PhD in Ergonomics.

“His entire 30-year career was spent as a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University.

“Tony, who resided in Cabus, was the producer for the Garstang Gadabouts, a theatrical performance group.

“He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Christine, his sister Sheila, daughter Penny, sons Giles and Adam, as well as six grandchildren and a great grandchild.”

The JCB driver, 22 from Scorton, was not injured but was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and drug driving.

He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Mr Hindle’s family said: “We would like to thank family and friends for their ongoing support and would also like to thank Lancashire Police and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) for their care and dignified response throughout the incident.”

Police are continuing to investigate the collision and are appealing to members of the public.

Police sergeant Martin Wilcock said: “Our enquiries are continuing into the collision and we are piecing together exactly what happened.

“Did you see the incident but haven’t yet spoke to us? Do you have any dash cam footage? If so, please speak to us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0912 of May 21.