Andrew Wood: Tribute to ice cream van crash biker

Andrew Wood Andrew Wood worked with sick and wounded animals

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A tribute has been paid to a 23-year-old motorcyclist and animal welfare worker who died after colliding with an ice cream van.

Andrew Wood, from Bolton, died following the crash on Bradford Street at its junction with Radcliffe Road in the town at 17:45 BST on Friday.

A family tribute said Mr Wood was "a dedicated son, brother and uncle".

The family added: "He worked with sick, injured and abandoned animals at a local animal rescue centre. "

They said: "He was a hardworking, honest and friendly person who enjoyed walking with his dog and riding his motorcycle.

"He had a lovely girlfriend and they had plans to move into their first home together in the near future.

"We are all completely overcome by his loss and our lives will feel empty without him."

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for witnesses.

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