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Tributes to men who died in Hemel Hempstead bike crash

Alan Webb and David Welling
Alan Webb and David Welling who died in the crash

Relatives of a motorcyclist and a pillion passenger killed in Hertfordshire in a crash on Sunday have been paying tribute to them.

Police said Alan Webb, 44, from Hemel Hempstead died when his Suzuki motorbike hit a Renault Clio on the A4146 Leighton Buzzard road.

His pillion passenger David Welling, 42, also from Hemel also died.

The female driver of the Clio was taken to Watford General Hospital with minor injuries.

Leonard Webb said: "Alan, my son, was a brilliant man who was loved by so many people.

"We used to call him 'scruff' - even as a child he was a scruff and that name stuck with him.

"He was really into mechanics and worked mostly with cars and in garages. He was very good with his hands and would often make bikes and loved carrying out work on cars."

Amanda Welling described her husband, of 21 years, as a "loving father and husband who would do anything for anyone and would never expect anything in return".

The pair met when they were teenagers, whilst growing up in Tring.

"We had been friends for many years and one day he asked me for a drink and we were married three months later," Mrs Welling said.

"He was really kind and loving and was a great father."



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