THE family of a Fordingbridge man who died in a collision on the A338 Salisbury Road have today paid tribute to the "wonderful father and much-loved grandfather".

Malcolm Reynolds, 82, of Allen Water Drive, died after a collision on the A338 between Breamore and Downton on Friday, June 19.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “Beloved brother to Keith, Dennis, Norman and Sue. Husband of the late Christine, and father to Hannah and James.

“He also leaves behind three cherished grandchildren, and his companion Barbara.

“Malcolm was a wonderful father and much loved grandfather.

“He took great pleasure in the company of his friends and family, and although on the surface a quiet and unassuming man he had a great love of storytelling and an, often unexpectedly, quick wit.

“His gentleness and kindness was appreciated by all who knew him.

“He led active life with a wide circle of friends stretching from his school days, to former work colleagues and most recently his yoga club in Fordingbridge, he was also a member of Kinson Conservative Club.

“A great lover of life Malcolm was taken far too soon, we are devastated by this sudden loss. He will be sorely missed by many, especially his children and grandchildren.”

Police were called just after 2.20pm to a report of a collision involving a red Vauxhall Astra and a white Toyota Aygo on June 19.

Mr Reynolds was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead a short while later.

Officers investigating the collision continue to appeal for information, or dash cam footage, that may assist with their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote Operation Client, or 44200222443.