Page last updated at 14:13 GMT, Friday, 9 October 2009 15:13 UK

Dead cyclist was police volunteer

Martin West
Martin West has been described as a fantastic husband and father

A cyclist killed in a collision in Milton Keynes has been identified as a police volunteer and father of three.

Martin West, 43, from Wolverton, was on the A5 close to the Portway on Thursday when he was in collision with a van and was later declared dead at hospital.

Police said Mr West was a special sergeant with Thames Valley Police.

A man, 41, from Essex, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on police bail until 5 December.

Mr West's wife, Susanna, said he had been a fantastic husband and father.

'Very close'

"His three passions in life were his family, his work as a special sergeant and his strong faith.

"We are a very close family and cannot comprehend this devastating loss in our lives.

"He leaves a huge hole in our lives and the lives of everyone who knew him."

Chief Supt Alan Baldwin said: "Martin was extremely dedicated to his role and he was well respected by all his colleagues, both senior and those who worked with him on a regular basis.

"He was liked by all and will be missed by everyone at Thames Valley Police.

"Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family at this tragic time."



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