Tributes have been paid to a 68-year-old man who was killed during Storm Eunice when debris struck the windscreen of a van he was travelling in.
Stephen Matthews, a father-of-two from Merseyside, was a passenger in the vehicle when it was hit during high winds on Friday.
The incident happened in Netherton at about 2.10pm as the storm swept through the region.
Matthews was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at Switch Island off Dunnings Bridge Road.
The male driver of the van was not injured.
In a tribute, Matthews’ family said: “Stephen was a popular and well-known member of the Aintree community who was tragically taken from us too soon.
“The beloved husband of Sylvia and devoted Dad to Jonathan and Robert, he will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.”
People in the area posted online tributes to Mr Matthews.
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Pat Moriatis said: "Very sad news, my thoughts go out to his family, friends and also to the driver who must be devastated.”
Annie Sharpes said: “Such a horrible thing to happen to someone just going about their business. That could've been any one of us. So shocking, poor man.”
Matthews was one of three people to lose their lives in the UK to Storm Eunice.
Juliana Da Silva Queiroz Murilo, 37, from Brazil, died when a tree fell on a car being driven by her husband in Highgate, north London.
Jack Bristow, 23, was killed in Hampshire when the vehicle he was travelling in collided with a tree.