Tributes are being paid to a "kind, caring and joyful" man and his dog who died following a collision on the Isle of Wight.

42-year-old Paul Hart, from Newport, suffered serious injuries in a crash in Calbourne on Sunday, April 7, and sadly died at the scene.

Police were called at about 10.10pm a report of a single vehicle collision on Calbourne Road.

This involved a blue Mazda 6 which collided with a tree.

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Paul's dog Bailey was also in the car and was taken to an emergency vet, but had to be put to sleep due to injuries suffered.

In a statement, Paul's family have paid tribute to "a remarkable young man": "His vibrant spirit, infectious laughter, and boundless energy touched the lives of all who knew him.

"He was a beacon of hope, a source of inspiration and a testament of resilience in the face of adversity. His life, though brief, was a testament to the power of love he gave.

Isle of Wight County Press: Paul Hart who died in a crash in Calbourne.

"The world has lost a kind, caring, infectious and joyful man. We are proud to have given this gift to all who knew him.

"In his memory, let us remember not just the sorrow of his loss, but the joy and love he brought into our lives. Let us honour his legacy by living our lives with the same passion, kindness and generosity that he demonstrated every day.

"We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of support and would like to send a special thank you to all the tireless efforts made by all the emergency services throughout this process. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

"'Peas and Love, Yo'."

Anyone with information about the collision, is urged to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 44240146250.