'Devastated' family pay tribute to biker with 'heart of gold' after fatal Haslingden crash

The family of a 35-year-old man who died following a collision in Haslingden have paid tribute to him.

A motorcyclist - who has now been named as 35-year-old Martin Walden from Haslingden - was travelling along Grane Road when he turned left onto Holcombe Road at around 4pm on Wednesday (June 16).

Shortly afterwards, Martin left the road before crashing into a lamp post after losing control of his bike.

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He was rushed to Royal Preston Hospital with "serious head and chest injuries" but died on Monday (June 21).

In a tribute, Martin’s family said: "We are understandably devastated by the loss of Martin. He was a loving son, dad, brother and uncle.

"Martin, known by many as 'Priddle', lived for his bike and his family. Martin had a heart of gold and had a massive impact on everyone he met.

"Martin will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

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The family of Martin Walden, who sadly died following a collision in Holcombe Road, have paid tribute to him. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Martin's Suzuki GSX on Grane Road or St Crispin Way prior to the collision.

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Sgt Phil Baxendale, from Lancashire Police's Tactical Operations, said: "This collision has resulted in the death of a much-loved family man and my thoughts remain with Martin's loved ones at this time.

"We are continuing to investigate the circumstances which led to the collision and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with dashcam footage which could assist our investigation to get in contact with police."

Anyone with information can email [email protected] or call 101, quoting incident reference number 1020 of June 16.

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