Tributes to Horncastle father killed in motorbike accident

Tributes have been pouring in to a 'true gentleman' Thomas Fairholm, who died after a crash in Bucknall.
Tributes have been pouring in to a 'true gentleman' Thomas Fairholm, who died after a crash in Bucknall.
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Tributes have been pouring in to a “true gentleman” who died after a crash in Bucknall.

Husband and father of three girls, Thomas Fairholm, 46, from Horncastle, died in hospital on Friday after his motorbike was involved in a crash with a car on an unclassified road, off the B1190 at about 8.30am on Tuesday.

Mr Fairhome - a former Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil who worked as a design engineer at Destec Engineering Ltd in Washingborough - suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary.

On the Horncastle News Facebook page Wendy Baxter said: “Tragic news. Love to the whole family, his wife and girls xxxxxx.”

Tracey Taylor said: “Tragic news my thoughts are with his wife and his lovely girls.xxxx.”

Jaime Roberts said: “This is terrible news! My thoughts are with his wife and girls. Such a lovely family xx.”

Charlotte Bell said: “A true gentleman glad to have known him xx rip my thoughts are with his wife, girls and family.”

Rach Massey said: “Absolutely horrendous. Knew him for 28 years and he was a wonderful man. Thoughts go out to Rach and the girls xx.”

Sara Summers said: “My thoughts are with his wife and girls.xx so so sad.”

Amanda Hodgson said: “Such sad news, thoughts to his wife and girls, such a lovely family x.”

Fay Nicola Pearce-Burgess said: “So sorry to you all. Sending lots of love xxx.”

Karen Blackburn said: “Very tragic....thoughts with his wife...daughters and family x.”

Louise Piper said: “Tragic news. Our thoughts go out to his wife and daughters and the rest of the family xxx.”

Police collision investigators are appealing for information from anyone who saw Mr Fairholm’s black and orange Honda CBR or the car, a red Renault Clio, prior to the crash. The driver of the car was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lincolnshire Police witness line on 01522 558855.