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Family of motorcyclist killed in Maidstone crash pay tribute to ‘cheeky fun loving man’

PUBLISHED: 10:13 07 November 2017

Fred McIlveen

Fred McIlveen

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Fred McIlveen, 60, died on October 31

The family of a motorcyclist who died following a crash in Maidstone have paid tribute to a “cheeky fun loving man”.

Fred McIlveen was travelling on a black motorcycle which was involved in a collision with a grey Volkswagen Polo at around 5.15am on Friday, October 13.

It happened in Tonbridge Road at the junction with Vine Mews and officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

The 60-year-old from Maidstone died on October 31 and his family have issued the following statement: “With a heavy heart we as a family are heartbroken that we have had to say goodbye to our beloved Fred.

“He was well known for his love of motorbikes and football, often going to watch Maidstone United.

“He will be remembered by everyone that knew him as a cheeky fun loving man. Fred will be greatly missed.

“He passed away peacefully with his family beside him.”

Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone with information.

Witnesses are urged to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference MC/GD/228/17.

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