A LINDFORD man who died last week in a collision near Liphook had the ability to “light up anyone in his presence”.

The family of Phillip Bower have paid tribute to the 45-year-old following last Monday’s tragedy on the B2070.

Mr Bower was driving a silver Mercedes that collided with the Portsmouth Road railway bridge around 11.25am.

He died at the scene with his family releasing a tribute through Hampshire Police this morning.

It reads: “Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend was our world.

“He had the ability to light up anyone in his presence. His beautiful smile and witty charm was intoxicating.

“He has left a massive hole in our hearts and will be deeply missed.”

Hampshire Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage and have asked anyone who may be able to help to call 101 quoting 44240010197.

Alternatively, go online and submit information via https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/