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UPDATED - Tributes Paid To Victims Of Tragic Accident


7:21am 28th July 2014
(Updated 6:49pm 28th July 2014)

Police have named one of the victims of the tragic accident in Weymouth on Saturday.

63-year-old Janice Short was walking her dog near Chafey's roundabout, and died after being hit by a motorbike when crossing the road.

The 23-year-old motorcyclist also died.

Jan’s husband, Andrew, paid tribute to her: "Jan was the centre of our world and in a split second, tragically taken from us all. The love that her young grandchildren will now miss out on is a void we can only hope to fill by finding the strength to pull together as a family.

"Her wonderful spirit, love and enthusiasm will be missed every day by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her."

Police have yet to officially release the name of the motorcyclist - but he's being named locally as a former Wey Valley school student.

Friends have been posting messages on Facebook.

Here are just a few of the many tributes that are coming in.

“Such a lovely guy, it really isn't fair. Can't believe it. Taken far too young. Why is it always the good ones.”

“I can’t believe it..such a lovely ,genuine person,I was only speaking to you days ago then I see a status on here, I had to look twice..im so sad right now..rest in peace ..thoughts to your family and friends,i know your loved by so many people.”

“Devastated xx gonna miss you very much”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 26:395. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.


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