Family tributes to motorcyclist who died after collision

Mark Norris, 47, who died following a road collision in Fyfield, Essex

Tributes have been paid to Mark Norris, 47, who died following a road collision in Fyfield - Credit: Essex Police

The motorcyclist who died last week has been described as “dearly loved” and a “friend to everyone that knew him”.

Mark Norris, 47, from Rayne died following the collision involving his motorbike and a van on the B184 Ongar Road near Herons Lane, Fyfield, shortly before 8pm on Tuesday August 10.

A 17-year-old woman from Brentwood who was riding as his pillion passenger was seriously injured. 

In a statement, Mark’s family said: “Mark was a dearly loved and devoted father to Joe and Sara, partner to Helen, son to Jan and friend to everyone that knew him.

“Mark was a keen and experienced motorcycle rider and enjoyed everything motor powered.

“All the family members and friends will greatly miss Mark very much and he has left a huge hole in their hearts.”

* Adrian Bendell, 50, of Salcott Creek Court, Braintree, is due at Colchester Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday August 17).

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He is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, perverting the course of justice, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, and failing to report a collision.