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Police name couple killed in fatal accident

Dennis and Doreen Green died after a collision last Friday. Photo: Green family photograph

Police have named a couple who died after a fatal collision near York as 81-year-old Dennis and 80-year-old Doreen Green from Strensall.

The collision happened on Friday 5 April at Gate Helmsley near York.

The family of the York couple have paid tribute to their "much loved parents, grandparents and great grandparents."

"Dennis and Doreen were treasured and much loved parents, grandparents and great grandparents and very much the fixed point at the heart of our large family, which extends to siblings and nieces and nephews. We will all miss them more than words can say.

"Despite their age, Dennis and Doreen still had a very active social life, they loved sequence dancing and were out at least four times a week. They enjoyed several holidays a year, with Dennis often planning the next one before they'd even unpacked from the last! Dennis loved his allotment and we all enjoyed the fruits of his labours.

"Having lived in Strensall for over 50 years, they were well known and respected in the village and their loss will be keenly felt both there and amongst their wide circle of friends.

"They had celebrated 60 years of marriage the day before the tragic accident, and a family party had been planned for the weekend.

"Their loss will leave a huge empty space at the head of our close family, but we will draw strength from each other and from the happy memories we all have of them. They had a wonderful and happy marriage and we draw some small comfort from the fact that they are still together."

– Family of Dennis and Doreen Green