Tributes to Hartlepool taxi death man Paul Crangle

The three daughters of a man who died in Hartlepool after his taxi hit a tree have spoken of their loss.

Paul Crangle, 55, from Hartlepool, was found by police in the vehicle off Stockton Road near Newton Bewley at about 02:00 BST on Friday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out next week.

His daughters said he was "kind and generous" and had a "great sense of humour".

'Hard grafter'

In a statement they said: "Paul was a kind, generous man who leaves three daughters - Lorraine, Alison and Lisa.

"Paul was a great dad who always wanted to be right. The thing about dad is he always was.

"Dad loved his grandchildren and spending time with them, even though he didn't like being called granddad, he thought he was too young.

"Dad had a great sense of humour and liked a good laugh."

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