Tributes continued to be paid to a young motorcyclist who died in a crash earlier this week as a fundraiser has been set up to help his heartbroken family.

Conner Dickinson, aged 24, died on Tuesday afternoon following the crash at the junction of Tonge Moor Road and Thicketford Road

Police and paramedics were called to the area at around 12.20pm, but despite their best efforts, Conner suffered ‘fatal injuries’. 

Bolton Coroners Court confirmed the man as being Conner Dickinson. 

Balloons and flowers have been left in memory of Conner  close the scene of the accident.

A friend of Conner's mum set up the fundraiser, with its description saying: "We all stick together in Bolton! Good or bad so I have decided to do a GoFundMe to try to help Siobhan.

"It may be to help towards the funeral or it may help support a trip out of Bolton after the funeral to so she can grieve her baby, her one and only child.

"She might want to take a trip or it may need to pay some of the fees for the funeral but whatever it is she needs, we should support her." 

To find the GoFundMe, click here. (

This comes after balloons and flowers were left in memory of Conner at the junction where the crash took place. 

One balloon reads: “Rest easy mate, see you on the other side. Taken way too soon! Lots of love, Gineve xxx”

A card reads: “To Conner, Night night, sleep tight our beautiful boy. We love you always, Auntie Vic and Auntie Rachel.” 

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A tribute left on Facebook reads: "REST IN PEACE YOUNG MAN best regards to family."

Another said: "Rest easy Connor."

One other said: "So sad thinking of the family at this sad time."

Another said: "You was such a caring & kind person with a heart of gold."

A GMP spokesperson said: "At around 12:20pm this afternoon, Tuesday, November 21, officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a HGV and a motorbike on Tonge Moor Road in Bolton.

"Officers attended the scene and despite the best efforts of the emergency services and the public, a 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal injuries.

"GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. 

"They are also keen to speak to anyone who may have any footage, including dashcam, mobile phone footage from the area in the moments leading up to the collision."

He added: "Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number of 1526 of 21/11/2023. 

"Alternatively, details can be shared on our LiveChat function on our website, or via the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111."