'A great guy' and a 'fantastic funny man' - more tributes pour in to tragic Sheffield motorcyclist

More tributes have poured in to a dad-of-two who died following a motorbike crash in Sheffield, with friends calling him a ‘great guy’ and a ‘fantastic funny man’.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 9:11 pm

Paul Copsey was riding his motorbike in Ecclesfield when he was involved in a collision with a van on Tuesday, June 8.

The 52-year-old dad-of-two was taken to hospital where he sadly died the following day.

His family described him as a ‘loving’ husband, father and grandfather, who had two grandchildren and another on the way.

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Paul Copsey, 52, sadly died following a motorbike crash in Ecclesfield, Sheffield
Paul Copsey, 52, sadly died following a motorbike crash in Ecclesfield, Sheffield

“Words cannot express how devastated we are. We love Paul and will miss him deeply,” they added.

Friends have since paid tribute online, with one writing: “RIP. Paul was a great guy from D Drill who was always there to help and will be sadly missed.”

Another person commented: “Fantastic funny man. You will be missed, mate.”

A third wrote: “Such a good bloke. Going to be missed.”

And a fourth person added: “So sad to hear this. Rest in peace, pal. We had some good times working together. Fly high.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident, which happened on Cross Hill at around 3.30pm, to get in touch

Officers are specifically asking for the driver of a small blue hatchback car that passed the two vehicles involved just prior to the collision to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 591 of June 8. You can email any footage through to [email protected]