A MOTORCYCLIST who died in a crash has been described by his dad as 'a bright ambitious young man'.

The family of Elliot Blease paid tribute to the 20-year-old from Middlewich who collided with a metal fence on the outskirts of a farm as he rode a motorcycle on Cledford Lane in Sproston at around 7pm on Tuesday, December 4.

Sadly Elliot died at the scene.

His dad said: “As a very proud father it is with a heavy heart that I confirm that my son Elliot passed away in a road traffic collision on Tuesday.

“A father’s love never fades and the memories of a bright, ambitious young man will remain forever.

“I would also like to say that I and the rest of the family are so grateful for all the messages of support and pictures we have received.”

Teachers at Weaverham High School where Elliot used to be a pupil, said he was ‘a polite, kind and considerate young man’.

Head teacher Clare Morgan said: “We are very saddened by the news. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to Elliot’s family and friends.

“He was clearly a young man who was very well liked within our school community, a very considerate and warm hearted individual.

“Elliot had incredible qualities which would have ensured that whatever path he chose he was going to be a success.

“He was a bright young man who had a wonderful future ahead of him.”

Heartbroken friends and relatives have posted touching tributes on social media.

Jane Jennings said: “An amazing, warm, funny and loving boy. We are devastated and he will be greatly missed.

“So proud of my sons and their friends for supporting each other at this terrible time. Love goes to Peter and his family.”

Kellie Moult added: “Heartbreaking, in my thoughts and prayers.”

Vicky Walker said: “So sorry to hear the tragic loss of a young life, love to all the family.”

Maud Mottram said: “Rest in peace Elliot. My condolences to his family. He went to sleep in in your hearts he will always be.”

Louise Wynne Holt said: “Such a handsome young man in the prime of his life. So very sad. Rest in peace Elliot and condolences to your family at this extremely sad time.”

Jennifer Jane Snelson added: “Just absolutely heartbreaking. I thought the world of him. You’re in my thoughts, Pete, Joseph and Josh.”

The family is being supported by specialist officers during this difficult time and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

As part of their investigation officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the fatal collisio, or has any information or dashcam footage relating to it, to come forward.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 259826 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To submit dashcam footage visit cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.