Bryn Williams's family in witness plea after bike death

Bryn Williams
Image caption Bryn Williams was passionate about motorbikes, his family said

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash in Kent have appealed for any witnesses to come forward to help the police investigation.

Customs officer Bryn Williams, 42, died when his Kawasaki bike and a Seat Leon collided in Old Thanet Way, Herne Bay, on 13 October.

His stepson Lloyd Quigley said knowing exactly what happened would give the family peace of mind.

Kent Police particularly want to trace the driver of a red Ford Fiesta.

Det Sgt Miles Bishop said police did not believe the car was involved in the accident but the driver might be an important witness.

Mr Williams, who lived with his wife Lida and Mr Quigley in Great Mongeham, near Deal, worked for the UK Border Agency at Dover.

'Calming influence'

He was previously a member of the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment and had also worked as a health and safety inspector in the construction industry.

"We are devastated by Bryn's death - he was such a big and calming influence in our lives," said Mrs Williams.

"We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had from friends and family."

Mr Quigley said Mr Williams was a "great guy with a big heart".

He was an experienced motorcyclist who had ridden all his adult life.

The female driver of the Seat and a child passenger suffered minor injuries during the crash at about 18:20 BST.

Mr Williams's funeral is to be held at Barnham Crematorium on 27 October.

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