Tilehurst Road crash: Tribute to victim Allan Woodcock

Allan Woodcock Image copyright Police
Image caption Allan Woodcock took part in many runs and other events for charities

The family of a man who died when he was hit by a van in Reading have described him as a keen runner who would "bring a smile to anyone's face".

Allan Woodcock, 31, who lived in the town, was hit by a white Ford Transit while walking along Tilehurst Road on 13 January.

He was critically injured and died in hospital two days later.

Mr Woodcock's family said: "He was well loved by all of his family and his large group of friends."

In a statement released by police, they added: "Allan was a fun loving family man who was enjoying an occasional night out at the darts with a group of his close friends.

"Allan was a keen sportsman and over recent years he has run marathons and competed in the London to Brighton bike ride, as well as numerous other events for charities.

"Allan was the kind of person that just the mention of his name would bring a smile to anyone's face that knew him and he will be sadly missed by all."

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