September 25th, 2016

Tributes paid to Redditch dad-of-two killed in motorcycle crash

Tributes paid to Redditch dad-of-two killed in motorcycle crash Tributes paid to Redditch dad-of-two killed in motorcycle crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Redditch father-of-two who died after a crash with a car near Henley.

Motorcyclist Robert Loach was riding along the A3400 Stratford Road in Wootton Wawen around 8.45pm on Monday (April 25) when he was involved in a collision with a car.

Emergency services tried to save the 27-year-old, who was in cardiac arrest, but he was confirmed dead at the scene.

Mr Loach grew up in Redditch and lived there all his life but his main interest was his family – partner, Lian, and two children aged one and three.

A statement from Lian read: “Robert was the world’s most doting father, a loving and wonderful son and brother to seven cherished siblings.

“He was also a good friend to anyone that got to know him. He was my rock, my soulmate, the love of my life and I love him more than I could possibly say.”

Robert’s mother, Sam, added: “Robert was my first born son, a truly wonderful, inspirational person and most loving son.”

Mr Loach worked for S E Davis & Sons Ltd.

Paying tribute on their Facebook page, they wrote: “It was with great sadness that we learned one of our newest members of yard staff had his life tragically cut short as a result of a collision in Wootton Wawen.

“Rob was a very popular member of our team and was loved by colleagues and customers alike. He was always smiling.

“A cheerful, chatty and helpful young man, Rob made a good and lasting impression on all of us at SE Davis & Son.

“Our thoughts go out to his partner and his two young children at this terribly sad time.”

Craig Glenn Allen, of no fixed address, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and went before magistrates on Wednesday (April 27).

The 35-year-old was remanded in custody until May 26 when he will appear at Warwick Crown Court.

Officers would still like to hear from anyone who saw either of the vehicles – a silver Ford Focus and a orange Kawasaki motorbike – before the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.