The family of a 56-year-old man who died after a crash in Wigan have paid tribute to him.

Leslie Baron died after being involved in a road traffic collision on Ormskirk Road at the weekend.

Shortly after 7.15pm on Saturday, April 13, at the junction with Billinge Road, a car collided with a motorbike that had a rider and passenger on it.

Both became unseated, suffering serious injuries.

Emergency services attended, but despite the best attempts of medical professionals both at the scene and at hospital, Leslie tragically died several hours later.

The passenger on the bike, Lewis Durham, died at the scene as a result of the impact.

The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and causing serious injury by careless driving.

He has since been released on bail.

Paying tribute to Leslie, his family said: “It is with a heavy heart that we write this message in tribute to Leslie Baron, known to us as “Lez”.

"He was a much-loved brother, uncle, and a friend to many.

“We would firstly like to thank the emergency services and the members of the public for all their efforts in helping him at the scene of the collision.

“We extend our praise to the hospital staff at Aintree Hospital also.

“Lez was a larger-than-life character who loved his dogs, riding his motorbike, and playing golf.

“He would do anything for anyone. He will be missed deeply by us all.

“May he rest in peace; we will love you always.”

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