The family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision on the Isle of Wight have called him caring man, with a passion for bikes.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Thursday 15 July to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorbike on Whiterails Road, Wootton.

The motorcyclist, 31-year-old Samuel Gibbons from Newport, was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His family have released the following tribute: “Sam was a caring father, son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson and friend. He would have helped anyone if he could.

“He had a real passion for bikes and would always be getting his hands dirty. Sam had previously worked as a mechanic in his younger years and would be the one everyone went to for a helping hand, it was always in his blood.

“It's been a real bittersweet tragedy for his family and friends as Sam had just overcome some struggles he had been faced with and recently said, ‘I had a hard road to go down but I managed to turn things around, and I'm now the best version of me I've ever been'.

“Sam will be dearly missed by so many, and leaves behind two young children, their mother, his father and five siblings.”

Police want to hear from you, if you witnessed the incident, or captured any dash cam footage and have not yet spoken to them. Call 101, quoting 44210279717.