The family of a pensioner who died after crashing his neighbour’s new motorcycle has said his death “leaves an irreplaceable void”.
George Tawse died following the single-vehicle crash on Cloverfield Gardens in the Bucksburn area of Aberdeen on Thursday.
The family of the 68-year-old has released a statement through Grampian Police. It reads: "The family of George Tawse would like to express their deep shock and sadness in today losing George Tawse aged 68 years following the tragic accident outside his home on Thursday afternoon.
"George's passing leaves an irreplaceable void in the family and the community as a whole.
“Although his family will, in due course, celebrate his life, they wish at this incredibly difficult time, to be allowed to comfort each other following their loss, in peace."
It is understood that Mr Tawse got on the white Yamaha FZ1 after its owner had pulled up outside his home on Cloverfield Gardens.
He was not wearing a safety helmet and crashed further up the street at around 3.30pm.
It was the second time Mr Tawse had been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, having collided with a tractor on the B977 Balmedie to Parkhill road on August 13, 2002.
Mr Tawse spent more than a month in hospital after the crash, including three weeks in intensive care, and had vowed never to ride a motorbike again.
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