Tribute to motorcyclist killed in Ferndown crash

David Bartholomew
Image caption His family have thanked a off-duty police officer who resuscitated him at the scene

The family of a 54-year-old man who died in a crash on his motorbike in Ferndown has paid tribute to him.

David Bartholomew died after a collision with a Peugeot 206 on the A31 Ferndown near the Canford Bottom roundabout early on Tuesday morning.

His family described him as "among many things, the best friend anyone could have - tragically taken from this world doing something he loved".

Mr Bartholomew, from Bere Regis, leaves a partner and two children.

'Wonderful memories'

Paying tribute to him his family said: "For all who knew him to think of the wonderful memories that they shared together - it shouldn't be a difficult task."

His family also made a special thank you to the off-duty police officer, paramedic and medical teams who "helped make Barty's last moments as comfortable as possible".

He was taken to Poole hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Dorset Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either of the vehicles before the crash, which occurred at 07:15 GMT.

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