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Tribute to Halifax man who died in Oxenhope motorcycle crash

Halifax man Tony Stevenson, 57, who died in a road traffic collision in Oxenhope, Keighley on Thursday June 12, 2014

Halifax man Tony Stevenson, 57, who died in a road traffic collision in Oxenhope, Keighley on Thursday June 12, 2014

The family of a Halifax man who died in a road traffic collision in Oxenhope, Keighley on Thursday June 12 have paid tribute to him.

Tony Stevenson, 57, died after his motorbike was in collision with street lamp post at 6.20pm.

The family of Tony, of School Cote Brow, said: “Tony was a wonderful partner, dad, son and brother who lived life to the full.

“Tony loved his motorbikes and playing the guitar. Playing xbox games was also important to him and he especially enjoyed the zombies game.

“He was also very sociable and was a well-known face at the Ivy House pub. One year he even camped on Ben Nevis in his own tent as a personal challenge to himself.

“Animals also played an important role in his life and he especially adored his pet goat, ‘Bob.’ “

Marjarie Stevenson, Tony’s mum, added: “Tony has been my rock whilst his dad, Bill, has been extremely poorly and bed ridden. He did everything for me, we couldn’t have wished for a better son.”

Friends have also paid tribute saying “If only the world was full of people like him, what a better, kinder place it would be.”

The investigation into Tony’s death is continuing as officers from the Major Collision Enquiry Team seek to establish what happened

Sergeant Ann Drury of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Tony’s death has obviously left a massive gap in his family and they miss him dearly. I would appeal for any witnesses or anyone who can provide information about what happened to come forward - especially the drivers of a silver coloured Vauxhall Corsa and a mid-blue coloured vehicle, the make and model of which are unknown.

“Both vehicles travelled down Hill House Edge Lane and turned right at the junction with Hebden Bridge Road (towards Oxenhope). We would like to speak to either driver as they may be able to help us with our enquiries.”

Call the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on 101.

 

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