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Family devastated by road death

Neil Bickley Credit: Kent Police

The family of a Kent man, killed on his way to work last Thursday after being hit by a car, have spoken of their grief.

Neil Bickley, 45, died as a direct result of his injuries following the crash in Appledore Road, Tenterden.

In a statement, his partner and three children, said: "Neil was a devoted family man and cherished his time with his family. He will be sadly missed.

"Neil enjoyed various sporting interests, particularly golf and country pursuits, and also gave so willingly and generously of his time to help and support Tenterden Church of England Junior and Infant schools as a parent governor and as a regular helper at school events.

"Neil also had a strong loving bond with his two brothers Jeff and Anthony and sister Tara, who are devastated by this tragedy as are his mother and father, all of whom have benefitted richly from his immense family commitment and all deeply mourn his untimely death."

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