TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular newlywed motorcyclist and much-loved dad who was killed in a crash.

Tim Barfoot died at the roadside after his bike was in collision with a silver BMW that propelled him into a nearby river.

The 41-year-old, of Shakespeare Road, Eastleigh, was enjoying married life having married wife Michelle on August 27 last year.

At the scene in Waltham Chase yesterday a number of floral tributes had been tied to the railings of a bridge that passes over the stream.

One had a ‘best dad ever’ card, while another had a small yellow toy motorbike.

Another read: “To our dear, dear brother, time has been too short we love you and you will always be in our hearts, Paul and Shazza”.

Other tributes said “RIP Timmy never forget you. Love forever, Hamish” and “Sadly missed, never forgotten, all our love Sarah and Megan”.

Another read: “RIP Timmy.

You were amazing to us all up to now and you will be forever in our hearts! Goodnight and lots of love, God bless, Marley x”.

Mr Barfoot was riding a blue Suzuki GXSR motorcycle travelling on the B1277 Winchester Road when it collided with the BMW heading in the same direction.

Mr Barfoot was thrown from his bike into a stream. He was rescued from the water, but despite efforts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead.

The 23-year-old woman driving the BMW was treated for shock. She is assisting police with their enquiries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened at 1.45pm on Thursday or saw either vehicle driving prior to it. Call Inspector Steve Wakeford at Fratton Roads Policing unit on 101 quoting Operation Betula.