December 12 2013 Latest news:
By Matt Hunter
Friday, September 13, 2013
The family of a motorcyclist who died following a crash on the A12 have paid tribute to a “wonderful and fun loving man”.
Mick Albert, 64, of Hornchurch, east London, was riding his Suzuki motorbike near Stratford St Mary on August 26 when he collided with the central reservation.
Police believe he lost control of the bike before the crash happened at about 7.25pm.
His family has paid tribute to Mick with releasing this statement: “It is with great regret that we have lost such a wonderful man. He is described by those who knew him as fun loving, kind and helpful in every way, he enjoyed many years as a motorcyclist and was extremely musically talented.
“We will miss hearing him playing his guitar; he had many a musical evening with his family and friends.”
Mr Albert had been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital but he died three days later on August 29.
“He never missed a family get together that was when he was happiest when we were all under one roof having fun,” the statement added.
“Dad adored his grandchildren - Joseph, Ryan, Ben and Sophie - as much as they adored him.
“We his children - Michael, Lisa and Danny - will miss his guiding hand and loving hugs. He always had time for a chat with neighbours and was always looking out to see if he could help them too. We are so proud of the man Dad was, the tributes and messages of love and support pouring in from far and wide, prove how loved and respected he was. You will be sorely missed by all.”
Police would still like to talk to anyone who witnessed the crash. Call officers on 101.