Tribute to motorcyclist killed in Gravel Hill crash

Michael Birt
Image caption Michael Birt's family said they "miss him terribly"

A 41-year-old man who died in a crash on his motorbike in Poole had a "great zest for life", his family say.

Michael Birt died in hospital after a collision with a van and a articulated goods vehicle on Gravel Hill early on Tuesday morning.

His family described him as "a well-loved and popular family man who had a great zest for life and always thought of other people before himself".

Mr Birt, from Poole, leaves a wife and three children.

In a statement, his family thanked everyone for "the support and kind words" they had received.

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