Family's Tribute To Biker

The family of a biker who died in a crash at the weekend have been paying tribute to him.

48-year-old Gary Greaves from Arundel in West Sussex died when his motorcycle was involved in  acrash with a Land Rover on an area of private farm land in Buriton near Petersfield at around 1.45pm on Saturday, 30th October 2010.

He was a married man with a grown up daughter, and he worked in the construction industry.

His family have released the following tribute: 

"Gary's tragic and untimely loss has deeply affected our family. 

"Gary was a larger than life character who had a natural zest for life.  He had a great had many friends from his naval days and numerous friends made more recently through work and his various hobbies and interests.

"Gary was a loving husband, father, son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle who could always be relied upon and who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

"It is requested that the family have their privacy respected at this extremely sad and traumatic time."

A 62-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed until January, pending further inquiries.

Police are still trying to work out exactly how Gary died, their investigation is called Operation Percale.

A post mortem examination on Mr Greaves will be conducted this afternoon (Monday, November 1st) at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.