A FAMILY has paid tribute to a “beloved” man who died after suffering a cardiac arrest when he was involved in a collision.

Motorcyclist David Norris, from Billericay, died after an incident in Maldon Road, Ulting on Friday.

Braintree and Witham Times:

Scene - Mr Norris died at the scene on Friday

Officers were initially called to the scene shortly after 3.30pm with reports of a motorcyclist in cardiac arrest.

It is understood a crash involving two vehicles had taken place.

Despite air ambulance medics’ efforts, 53-year-old Mr Norris died at the scene. His inquest is set to open in the coming days.

Paying tribute to him, Mr Norris’ family said: “David will be missed forever by so many. He was a beloved life partner, stepfather, grandad and friend.

“He has been taken from us, and our lives have been forever changed.

“His lifelong passion for motorbikes, his thirst for knowledge, and his mantra of ‘if you have a pair of hands, there’s nothing you can’t do’ are just some of the things that made him great, and we are so blessed to have had him in our lives.

“This photo says it all... ‘What a difference a Dave makes’.

“We will love you and miss you forever. Until we meet again.”

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information on the incident, which involved Mr Norris’ orange Honda CBR 1000 motorbike and a blue Seat Ibiza.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “We continue to appeal for witnesses and dash cam footage of the incident or for anyone who may have seen the vehicles travelling in the area prior to the collision to call our Serious Collision Investigation Unit.”

Anyone with information should quote incident 755 of 29/03 when calling 101.

A 23-year-old man from West Mersea, the driver of the Seat Ibiza, was arrested at the scene. He has been released under investigation.

A section of the road was closed for several hours after the incident.