Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died following a collision in Woolston.

John Morris, 64, of Grainger Gardens, Southampton, was involved in a collision with a lorry on Portsmouth Road, on Monday.

He died at the scene.

Today his family have paid tribute to him.

They said: “John was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.

“He was a kind, generous and fun-loving man, who lived for his family.

“We would like to thank the ambulance service, the police and all those who were there that day for their efforts trying to help John.”

Following the accident Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith called on cyclists to "consider when and where the cycle".

That stance has been condemned by cycling campaigners.

Residents have also spoken of their shock after the accident.

Investigations into the collision, which happened shortly after 2pm, are ongoing and any witnesses are urged to come forward.

Sgt Mark Furse, from the Joint Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are still keen to speak to a woman with a pushchair who was seen on the pedestrian crossing immediately prior to the collision.

“We would also like to speak to a man who was seen walking in front of Saint Patrick’s Church, in the direction of Portsmouth Road and the pedestrian crossing, who we have not yet spoken to.

“He is described as white and was wearing a light coloured top, blue jeans and light coloured shoes or trainers.

“If you think either of these might be you, or if you were in the area and have not yet spoken to us, please get in touch because any information you have could be vital to our investigation.

“We would like to remind people that this is a live investigation and investigations into exactly what happened are still ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting 44170489992, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 50-year-old man, from Stockport, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.