A MOTORCYCLIST who died after a crash near Wychbold has been named as new dad Nigel Tillett.

The 46-year-old, a health support worker in Worcester, was on his way home from work at 8.05am on Saturday when his Honda motorbike was involved in a head-on collision with a Jaguar car on the A48, north of Wychbold.

His wife, Allison, said he was returning to their home in Burrish Street, Droitwich, to look after their 15-month-old son, Alexander, so she could go to work.

"Nigel was a caring dad. He was fantastic with our son," she said.

"We are grateful that Alexander is too young to grieve for his father."

She said friends are going to be asked to contribute memories of Nigel to a scrapbook which Alexander can have when he is older.

And she said her husband, who worked at Stuart House in Worcester, which provides specialist care to help people with mental health needs and learning disabilities, showed the same caring attitutde at work as he did at home.

"Nigel was very good at his job, and was a very thoughtful person, who was always willing to help people, not in the way that was easiest but in the way that would benefit them most in the long term," she said.

"He knew a lot of different people, and loved motorbikes, mountain bikes and walking, especially in Wales, where he grew up."

After the crash, Mr Tillett was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham but later died of his injuries.

The Jaguar driver, a 69-year-old man from the Wychbold area, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been released on police bail until December 9 pending further inquiries.

West Mercia Police have spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene but are appealing for anyone who has not already spoken to officers to contact them.

They would also like to hear from anyone who saw either vehicle in the moments leading up to the collision.

Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Steve Hastie through the non-emergency police number 101, quoting incident 171-s-191013, or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.