Bicester crash rider Christopher Mason 'a special man'

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Christopher Mason
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Mr Mason lived in Bicester for most of his life

Tributes have been paid to a Bicester motorcyclist who was killed in a head-on collision in Oxfordshire three days before his 60th birthday.

Christopher Mason was riding along the B4100 between Baynard's Green and Bicester on Monday when his bike was in collision with a Toyota Yaris.

He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Mason's family said he was a "special man" who would always give up his time to help others.

In a statement they added: "The tragic loss... just a few days before his 60th birthday, has left a huge void in the lives of his family and friends.

'Very generous'

"Words cannot describe the pain, heartache and deep, deep sadness that everyone that knew him will be feeling.

"Chris was a very generous and special man and would always give up his time to help out his friends and family.

"He worked as an electrician and the skills from his trade made him a very handy man to know.

"Chris' generosity with his time and expertise meant he was always helping his friends and family."

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, which occurred near the Stoke Lyne Woods turning at 1920 BST, to come forward.

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