THE family of a 22-year-old Kidderminster motorcyclist, who died in a crash on the A449 in Cookley, has paid tribute to him.

Oliver Rowles suffered serious injuries in the crash, which involved his motorbike and a car, and was pronounced dead near to the junction with Castle Road just after 2pm on Monday (November 5).

A heartfelt tribute from his family reads: "Oli's life was cruelly taken from him at age 22, whilst riding his beloved motorbike after finishing work at Titan Steel Wheels on Monday, November 5.

"Oli is the joker of our family and his friends and always brought laughter and joy to others. He was kind and energetic with a love for food, the gym and his dogs.

"He was born with severe eczema and struggled with this throughout his life but we are so proud of the young man he came to be and all the issues he had overcome.

"Oli was so full of life, love and laughter. His absence leaves a silence too loud to bare.

"His dad, mom and sister will all miss him more than words can express and our lives will forever be changed without him."

Oli leaves behind his dad Raymond, mum Jayne and sister Whitney, who have thanked the air ambulance, medical crews and police for trying to save his life.

Funeral enquiries should be directed to Emma Powell at the Co-operative Funeral Care in Kidderminster on 01562 824184.

His family has told guests to dress comfortably, as per Oli's wishes.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash to call 101, quoting incident number 354s.