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Family tribute to a 'loving husband' & 'doting father'

Michael John Dix, aged 27, died in an accident on the A4074 Photo:

The family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision on the A4074 Port Way near Ipsden in Oxfordshire, have issued a tribute.

Twenty-seven year-old Michael John Dix was riding his motorbike home just after midnight on Tuesday 29th November when the accident happened. His family had this tribute for 'Mike':

"Mike was a devoted and loving husband to Steph, doting father to their beautiful son Tommy aged three and a loving son and brother. Mike, born in Swindon and raised in Marlborough and Didcot was known to many of his friends as “Ped-boy” due to his love of mopeds, which he customised in his own unique style.

"All of his family are struggling to come to terms with the sudden and far too early loss of a man who will be sorely missed by everyone who have the pleasure of knowing him. Our family take great comfort in the numerous messages that we have received from so many kind people. Thank you to each and every one of you.

"Mike, we may no longer be able to hug and hold you, however nothing can extinguish your bright star shining down upon us. The love we all have for you will always remain in our hearts."

– Statement from the family of Michael John Dix

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision which involved Mr Dix's motorcycle, a lorry and a car. Detectives said that they urged anyone who was on or near the A4074 at the time or who saw the vehicles beforehand to get in touch by telephoning 101 and quoting the Unique Reference Number (URN) 16 29/11.

The accident happened on the A4074, Port Way, near the village of Ipsden Credit: BIng

Detectives from Thames Valley Police say an 18-year-old man from Wallingford who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit has been bailed until late January 2017.