Tribute to Portishead biker

THE family of a Portishead man who was killed in a collision on Saturday morning has paid tribute to the loving family man.

THE family of a Portishead man who was killed in a collision on Saturday morning has paid tribute to the loving family man.

David Loudon, aged 43, suffered multiple injuries when his motorbike collided with a silver Ford Mondeo on the A369 Portbury Hundred at 10.50am. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement from his family read: "He was a very proud and loving father of James, aged 16, Harry, aged 15, Oliver, aged 14, and Henry aged 11.

"He married to Kathryn Williams in November 2003 - they had been friends since the age of 18. They were soul mates and destined to be together.


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"He had the biggest heart and most beautiful smile and will be missed so badly by his mother Yvonne, his brother Colin and many family and friends.

"Biking was his true passion and in his blood as his many friends themselves will know only too well."

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David, known to many as Jock, was a former police officer for Avon and Somerset Constabulary and also worked as a postman in Pill.

He has just started a new job and hoped to achieve his dream to ride his bike in foreign climes at various race circuits.

David had been travelling out of Portishead towards the M5 junction when the incident happened.

The driver of the Mondeo is also believed to be from Portishead but was unhurt in the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information should call 0845 4567000.

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