Scott Daniel Gibson's family in tribute after fatal A590 crash

Scott Daniel Gibson Image copyright Family of Scott Daniel Gibson
Image caption Mechanic Scott Daniel Gibson had ridden motorcycles for three years

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash with a police van have paid tribute to a "caring and loving lad".

Scott Daniel Gibson, 23, of Barrow-in-Furness, died on the A590 between Melton and Lindal at 22:30 BST on Friday.

A family statement said: "He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

Cumbria Police has referred the matter to the force's professional standards department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

'Big smile'

Scott's younger brother, Matthew, said: "You were a massive part of my life.

"I honestly don't know what I am going to do without you.

"You have touched so many people's hearts. Keep that big smile brother.

"Mam and Dad are in safe hands with me. I will make you proud. Love you."

A family statement said mechanic Mr Gibson was a "car and motorbike fanatic" who loved tinkering with his bikes.

Image copyright Family of Scott Daniel Gibson
Image caption In a family statement Eleanor Gibson said her son Scott was a "car and motorbike fanatic"

The former Parkview School pupil, of Lesh Lane, worked at Mowbray's Autos in Barrow and had been a motorcyclist for three years.

His boss, Dave Mowbray, described him as a loyal friend.

The police officer who was driving the van was taken to Furness General Hospital suffering from shock.

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