Kent

Biker killed in Faversham collision named

Mike Hill
Image caption Mike Hill was described by his wife as a devoted family man

A 60-year-old motorcyclist who died in a collision with a car in Kent has been named.

The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon in Graveney Road, Faversham, at the junction with Homestall Lane.

Mike Hill, from Faversham, was riding a Triumph motorbike when it collided with a Honda Civic car being driven in the opposite direction.

A 62-year-old man from the Faversham area has been bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

'Loved motorbikes'

Mr Hill, who had three children, two step-children, and three grandchildren, has been described as a devoted family man who loved to socialise.

He was well-known in Faversham and for many years was president of the local chamber of commerce.

He was also a member of the Friends of Faversham Creek, Save Abbey Farm, the Faversham Club and the Faversham Society.

In a tribute, his widow Ann Hill said he loved live rock music and supported local musicians as much as he could.

"He also loved motorbikes and the freedom they gave him. There is some comfort in the fact that he died doing something he loved," she said.

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