Yorkshire shop owner killed in Thai motorbike crash

The owner of a West Yorkshire sweet shop has died in a road accident whilst on holiday in Thailand.

Bob Leedham was on a scooter with his wife, Gemma, when the accident happened on the island of Koh Samui.

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Tributes for Hebden Bridge man killed in Thailand crash

Tributes have to paid to a popular shop owner who has been killed abroad on holiday.

Bob Leedham was on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand with his wife Gemma when their scooter was involved in an accident. Gemma is understood to be in hospital.

Mr Leedham was well known in Hebden Bride where he ran an old fashioned sweet shop, and local business owner, Frances Young, has paid tribute to "a brilliant bloke":

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West Yorks shop boss killed in Thai accident

Bob Leedham

The owner of a West Yorkshire sweet shop has died in a road accident whilst on holiday in Thailand.

Bob Leedham was on a scooter with his wife, Gemma, when the accident happened on the island of Koh Samui.

Bob Leedham and his widow Gemma on their wedding day

The couple, who run "Something Sweet" in Hebden Bridge, only married in March last year, in Borneo.

It is the second tragedy to hit the family within 18 months - Mr Leedham's son Kevin died from a brain tumour in September 2012. He was just 36.

Flowers outside Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Tributes are pouring in for Mr Leedham. A passionate Liverpool supporter and former local football referee, he has been described as a "true gent and loved by all who knew him".

Flowers on the doortsep of Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge Credit: ITV Yorkshire
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