Tributes to Pompey-mad Eastern Road crash victim: 'I am numb without you'

Floral tributes have been left by family members
Floral tributes have been left by family members
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TOUCHING floral tributes have been left where a much-loved Pompey fan died in a crash.

Gary Martin, 52, from Gosport, died after his Yamaha moped was in collision with a Mitsubishi pick-up truck at the Kirpal Road junction with Eastern Road.

Floral tributes have been left by family members

Floral tributes have been left by family members

Police are investigating the crash, which happened at 6.28am on Wednesday.

Family members have left tributes to Mr Martin.

It comes as his family are urging Pompey fans to hold a minute’s applause at today's game at Cambridge United in his memory.

Today would have been Mr Martin's 53rd birthday.

Floral tributes have been left by family members

Floral tributes have been left by family members

One said: 'To my uncle, I am numb and empty without you.

'You are my fun, Pompey mad, lovely uncle who made me feel like his own.

'I cannot express how much I will miss you.'

Another said: 'In loving memory of a dear nephew.

Floral tributes have been left by family members

Floral tributes have been left by family members

'Dear Gary, our thoughts are with you always.'

Another added: 'In loving memory of a dear cousin.

'Dear Gary, RIP dear sweet cousin, we will never forget great times growing up together, Karen & family.'

Another added: 'Fond memories of uncle.

'To Gary, I miss you, love Grace and Quinn.'

Posting on The News' Facebook page, his niece Michelle Ralph said: ‘To the Pompey fans travelling to Cambridge for the away match tomorrow.

‘My uncle, Gary Martin, tragically passed away on Wednesday in an accident in Eastern Road.

‘He would have turned 53 on Saturday and had tickets for the away game.

‘It would be a fitting tribute for a lifelong Pompey supporter and a season ticket holder for more than 30 years, if the fans could do a minute’s applause in memory of an amazing man.’

Anyone who has with information about the collision, or has dashcam or headcam footage, is asked to call Sergeant Richard Grant on 101 quoting 44160404303.