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Family pays tribute to motorcyclist who hit concrete block
THE distraught family of a motorcyclist who died after hitting a concrete block deliberately placed in the middle of a busy Wycombe road have pleaded for the public’s help to bring the people responsible to justice.
Jeremy Edwards, affectionately known as ‘Spud’, died after he came off his blue Honda motorcycle after crashing into the large brick at about 6.30am on Sunday.
Police believe the obstacle was intentionally positioned in the middle of Daws Hill Lane.
The 52-year-old's devastated wife Kim said the motorbike fanatic was a competent rider and a loving family man. She is now urging any witnesses to come forward.
She said the motorcycle enthusiast would "do anything for anyone" and he was due to celebrate his 53rd birthday tomorrow.
In a statement, the family said: "Jeremy was loved by his wife and family, and in return he loved his family unconditionally.
"He would do anything for anyone without question and should have been celebrating his birthday on Friday.
"Words cannot express how much he will be missed."
Mr Edwards, who used to be in the building trade, worked in retail and had lived in Station Road, Loudwater, with his wife for the past 31 years.
An ‘extremely experienced and competent rider’, Mr Edwards was a member of the Goldwing Owners Club GB and Thames Valley Wings motorcycle clubs.
The family thanked friends, the emergency services and members of the public for their support during their ordeal - and have made a heart-felt plea for any witnesses to come forward and help the police investigation.
The statement reads: "The family would like to thank the paramedics who attended to Spud and the police for all their support. We would also like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and tributes.
"Jeremy was on his way home from work when he was needlessly killed by a person, or persons, who had moved a concrete block from the verge and put it in the centre of the carriageway.
"We urge anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant, or anyone who may have heard someone talking about the incident, to come forward."
Contact police on the non-emergency 101 enquiry line or, if you do not wish to speak to police, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.