Ben Oliver Keen named as canalside crash victim

Ben Oliver Keen
Image caption Ben Oliver Keen, 19, died in the collision near Manchester Road, Leigh, on Tuesday.

The family of a man who died after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a bicycle on a canal towpath in Leigh say he will be "sadly missed".

Ben Oliver Keen, 19, was taken to hospital after the crash near Manchester Road which happened shortly before 16:00 BST on Tuesday.

Police said he was pronounced dead a short time later. A 53-year-old cyclist suffered minor arm injuries.

An 18-year-old passenger on the motorbike was uninjured.

In a statement, Mr Keen's family said: "Ben was a loving son, brother and grandson.

"He will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends".

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