The families of two local motorcyclists, who recently lost their lives in accidents, have paid tribute to the men.

Dan Hanks & his partner Emma
Dan Hanks & his partner Emma

Daniel Hanks, 25, from Kings Norton, sadly died on Thursday after he was involved in a collision with a car and a bus on Pershore Road in Selly Park.

Daniel’s family have today released the following statement: “Daniel was a loving son, brother, partner and dad. He was a keen car and bike enthusiast and was loved by all his family and friends.

“We want to appeal to anyone with information about what happened to Daniel to come forward, no matter how small the info you have may be.”

Clive: 'a father & a best friend'
Clive: ‘a father & a best friend’

Clive Anderson, 57, from Rednal died at the scene of an accident on the A38 near Rubery on Bank Holiday Monday (29th August). Clive’s Honda Fireblade motorcycle was involved in a collision with a grey Honda Civic.

His son Michael said: “Clive was taken from us on 29th August 2016, a father and a best friend.

“He was devoted to his friends and family, he would help anybody out if they asked for help and wanted nothing more than a thank you in return.

“He loved his motorbikes, having recently purchased a Honda Fireblade, on which he was riding home from work on day he died. In a way it’s fitting he went out doing what he loved, but none of us wish he had gone so soon having not said our proper goodbyes, still expecting to see him in the future.

“He was caring, loving and had time for everybody he met. He was loved by all and made friends quickly wherever he went. Everybody’s special words show us how much he will be missed and how proud I was to have him as my Dad.

“Having not returned home that day, he left so many with a hole in their lives that could not be filled. He will be badly missed by those who knew him.”

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either of the vehicles, and the manner in which they were being driven, before the collision occurred.

Two men, the driver of the BMW X5 and the driver of the Honda Civic, have been arrested and released on bail pending further investigations in to the accidents.

The West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses to the Selly Park accident and can be contacted on 101 quoting reference number 1316  08/09/16.

Anyone with information on the Rubery accident is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting 436s of 29 August 2016.

Alternatively, for both incidents, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or through their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org

RIP Dan & Clive x The thoughts of all at B31 Voices go out to the family and friends of both men at this extremely difficult and painful time.

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