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Family pay tribute to man killed in quad bike crash

Lewis Walsh and his family Photo: Family Handout

The family of a man who died in a quad bike crash in Ashton-under-Lyne have paid tribute to him.

Lewis Walsh died on Saturday when the quad bike he was riding came off the road near to the junction with Northumberland Road and crashed.

He suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to hospital, but later died.

His partner has paid tribute to him:

“Lewis was taken too soon at the age of 25. He was loved so much by his partner Leanne, girls Freya and Harper, his Nan Linda, Dad Terri, his brothers Reece, John, and Ben, his sister Katie, his cousins Matty, Johnny and Chloe, and all the rest of his family and friends.

“We are truly devastated, but know that his memory will live on through his baby girl Harper and all those who shared precious memories of Lewis. May he rest peacefully.”

– Lewis’s partner Leanne

Officers today made an appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident on Saturday to come forward.

The yellow Yamaha quad bike had been travelling on Lordsfield Avenue from the direction of Turner Lane.

“This quad bike would have stood out to anyone using the roads in that area at the time. “If you saw anything but you haven’t spoken to police yet, please do so immediately. This man’s family are understandably devastated and we want to do everything we can to give them the answers they deserve.”

– Senior investigation officer, Neil Pennington
  • Anyone with information can call police on 0161 856 4749 or 4745, quoting incident number 1212 of 13 May 2017.