Portsmouth man killed in A29 crash left a 'trail of laughter and love wherever he went'

Tributes have been paid to a Portsmouth motorcyclist who has died in a crash.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 4:23 pm
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 7:17 pm
Sussex Police has named Richard Adde, 50, from Portsmouth, as the man sadly pronounced dead at the scene after a collision near Slindon just before 3pm last Wednesday.

Richard Adde, 50, from Portsmouth, died at the scene of a collision in West Sussex just before 3pm last Wednesday. A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

In tribute Richard’s family said: ‘Richard was a service engineer and worked for a local business for 30 years. He was a local lad, who attended Broomfield School, he always lived in the Portsmouth area amongst his family and friends.

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‘Always smiling and joking, leaving a trail of laughter and love wherever he went. His love of motorcycling brought him great joy.

‘He will be remembered as a loyal, larger-than-life character and will be missed so much by all who knew him.’

Police said Richard was riding a black Aprilia motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Vectra. This made his motorbike hit a dark-coloured Ford Transit parked in a layby on the opposite carriageway.

A police spokesman said: ‘The driver of the Vauxhall – a 30-year-old man from Storrington – was uninjured.

‘He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.’

Police are still appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with dash cam footage which may have captured either of the vehicles prior to the crash, to email [email protected] quoting Operation Redman.

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