A FAMILY has paid tribute to a 'lovely and sociable' motorcyclist after he was killed in a traffic collision.

Mark Thomas died following a crash on the A33 in Sherfield-on-Loddon.

Hampshire Police continue to investigate the incident, which took place at around 8.45am on January 30.

Mr Thomas, of Wolsley Street, Reading, was pronounced dead at the scene, following a collision between a black Suzuki motorbike and a white lorry.

His family said: “Mark was a lovely, sociable guy who was much loved by his family and friends.

“He loved listening to music and playing guitar. He will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him.”

Investigating officers would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments leading up to it and are particularly keen to capture any dash-cam video footage.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the reference number 44190036295.