Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Tribute paid to death crash biker Alan Couper

Alan Couper
Image caption Motorcyclist Alan Couper died at the scene of the crash in Leckford

A motorcyclist killed in a crash with a lorry in Hampshire died while enjoying "one of his favourite pastimes", his family have said.

Alan Couper, 62, from Southampton, died at the scene on Stockbridge Road, at the entrance to the golf club in Leckford, on Wednesday.

In a statement his family called him a "loving, gorgeous husband, fantastic supportive father and grandad".

They added: "We will miss him so much. We loved him with all our hearts."

"Life will never be the same without him," the statement concluded.

The collision involved a lorry and two motorbikes, with another motorcyclist being taken to Southampton General Hospital with minor injuries.

Hampshire Constabulary said the lorry driver, a 57-year-old man from Tidworth, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash.

He was bailed pending further inquiries.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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