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Police name popular Pendeen father-of-three killed in Penzance motorcycle crash

By CMScott  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

Father-of-three Tony Underwood, 40, from Leedstown, who was raised in Pendeen and was currently living in Portreath.

Father-of-three Tony Underwood, 40, from Leedstown, who was raised in Pendeen and was currently living in Portreath.

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POLICE have now officially named motorcyclist and father-of-three Tony Underwood who was killed in a collision in Penzance on Saturday.

Tony, 40, who was brought up in Pendeen, had been living temporarily near Portreath although his family home is in Leedstown.

Devon and Cornwall Police have now also released a tribute - run in today's Cornishman - from his widow Rebecca Underwood, known as Becks.

She wrote: "On Saturday 16th February, I lost my best friend, my soul mate, the love of my life, Tony Underwood. Words cannot describe how my family and I are feeling inside and I cannot imagine life without him.

"We love him to the moon and back a million trillion times; he will be missed always and forever. He was a loving husband, dad, granddad, son and son-in-law; a very special person to all that had the pleasure of meeting him. We love you so much Tony and always will.  Sleep tight, you truly were a top geezer xxxxx"

"Your loving wife Becks, your children Ethan, Ocean and Jess, your grandchildren Summer Brooke and Alyssa."

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal road collision at Chyandour Cliff near Penzance Railway Station on Saturday (February 16).

A police statement said: "At 3.40pm police and emergency services were called to a collision between a motorcycle and an Audi at the Lannoweth junction at Chyandour Cliff.

"The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. Formal identification has not yet been completed although next of kin have been made aware.

"The Audi driver, a local woman in her 30s, was not injured."

The main road into Penzance was closed for more than six hours while police investigations were carried out.

The police statement continued: "Officers from Bodmin Serious Collisions Investigation Unit have launched an investigation into the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

"They would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the motorcycle travelling along Chyandour Cliff in the direction of Eastern Green prior to the collision."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the collisions unit by telephoning 101, quoting log number 555 of 16/02/13.

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