Family pays tribute to M5 pedestrian hit by a lorry

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The family of man who was killed by a lorry as he walked along the M5 in Worcestershire, has paid a tribute to a "loving husband and father".

John Wood, from Birch Mews, Leeds, was hit as he walked southbound between junctions 5 and 6 on the M5 near Droitwich.

His family described the 59-year-old as "a loving husband and father".

Mr Wood, who was killed on Monday, had been due to appear at Worcester Crown Court later on fraud charges.

The alleged offences included stealing £78,000 from Herefordshire Council and £35,000 while a project manager in East Anglia.

Mr Wood's family said: "John was a loving husband and father and will be very much missed."

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