A "devoted" father-of-three who died following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in north Suffolk last month has been named. 

Officers were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the B1118 in Hoxne, near Eye, just before 10am on Thursday, February 15. 

The crash involved a red Volkswagen T-Roc and a silver Kawasaki motorcycle. 

Ambulance and fire crews were in attended along with a critical care team from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, but the rider of the motorcycle died at the scene.

The motorcyclist has now been named by police as 38-year-old Michael Oldridge, from Stradbroke. 

In a tribute to Mr Oldridge, his family said: "Michael was a loving partner to Jasmine for 12 years and an adoring father to his three children Oliver, Amelia and Emily, who would eagerly await his return home from work each day.

"The family is well-established in the local community it Stradbroke, where Michael had worked for the past 10 years on a pig farm.

"He was passionate about his job and would go into work on his days off to check on the animals. He was shortlisted as a finalist on two occasions for National Pig Farmer of the Year.

"Michael was devoted to his family, spending free time with Jasmine and the children. He was also very close with his parents Neil and Annette, his two sisters Anna-Marie and Sarah, his four nephews and two nieces - all of whom loved 'Uncle Michael' - and his grandparents.

East Anglian Daily Times: Michael Oldridge was from StradbrokeMichael Oldridge was from Stradbroke (Image: Suffolk police)

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"After leaving Diss High School with a full set of GCSEs, Michael gained an apprenticeship and attended Suffolk College, where he qualified as a carpenter. However, a traumatic hand injury sustained at work left him unable to return to carpentry and it was at this point he changed careers and went into farming.

"Biking was Michael's passion. He was from a family of motorcyclists, being taught to ride by his father who was an advanced rider.

"Michael was a lovely, hard-working, conscientious, family-orientated and morally-sound man, that we are so proud to call our son, brother, partner, father, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend."

Officers are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision and are asking any motorists driving in the area at the time of the incident with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle to review the footage. 

Anyone with information should contact the Joint Norfolk & Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference number 37/8803/24.