The wife of a motorcyclist who died in a collision on the A438 near Ledbury has paid a moving tribute to her husband, on behalf of herself and the heartbroken family.

Andrew Murray, aged 57, from Tewkesbury, was riding his Ducati motorbike on the A438 at Hollybush when he was involved in a collision with a BMW which was heading in the opposite direction, towards Eastnor, on Sunday June 30.

Mr Murray suffered fatal injuries at the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance service confirmed that members of the public attempted to carry out basic life support for Mr Murray before emergency services arrived, but to no avail.

The accident was one of several to have taken place along that stretch of road in recent years.

Serious accidents, including fatalities, have taken place along the A438 on both the Herefordshire and Worcestershire side of the border.

Paying tribute to the 57-year-old, his wife Emma said: “It is with great sadness and a broken heart I write this.

“On Sunday June 30 our beloved husband, dad, son, brother, grandad and son-in-law was tragically taken away from us.

“Such a hardworking man who loved life to the full, his laugh was infectious and he had a wicked sense of humour.

"He had the biggest heart and would be there to help anyone.”

Mrs Murray added: “He was a top bloke who loved his family and enjoyed many things: Burnley football club, riding motorbikes and of course, hunting with his dogs.

“He was taken far to soon and will never be forgotten and truly missed by many. RIP our darling angel.”

Mrs Murray said: “He leaves behind his wife, six children, five grandchildren and many family members and loyal friends.

“I ask why someone so precious was taken so soon. If you have any information about the day my darling Andrew was taken, please contact the police, the smallest detail may help.”

Officers remain keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident, or was in the area at the time, or has dashcam footage of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 318S of June 30.