Family of 'road rage' victim Don Lock: He was the best

The family of 'road rage' victim Don Lock have paid tribute to the man they say was "the best".

Mr Lock's son Andrew said his 79-year-old "cycling mad" dad was the "perfect role model".

Giving a statement, he said: "On Thursday evening dad was taken from us in what can only be described as a horrific and unprovoked attack.

"Our whole family are ab devastated with the loss of someone who can only be described as gentle, kind and loving.

"He was full of wisdom, full of wit, always calm and supportive. He was Don, dad, grandad, great-grandad - the best."

The morning Mr Lock, who had recently beaten prostate cancer, was killed, he had been at his local cycle club and a diary he kept revealed he had cycled 20 miles that day.

"Cycling was his world and the cycling world will miss him big time," Andrew added.

His family thanked those first on scene for "doing all they could" to save his life and said they were "overwhelmed" with messages of support from members of the public.

"People have even changed their profile pictures on social media to one of dad," Andrew said.

"It is now a very difficult time for all of us, we will be working hard to support mum and just remember dad for the fantastic person he was."

Police said a 34-year-old man remained in custody on suspicion of Mr Lock's murder and they had until Sunday night to question him.