Tributes to wonderful husband and father who died in motorcycle crash

Nigel Cullen, 57, suffered fatal injuries during a motorcycle crash near Truro on Monday, May 20
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Tributes have been paid to a loving husband and father from Cornwall who tragically died following a motorcycle crash near Truro. Nigel Cullen, 57, suffered fatal injuries during the crash, which involved a car and a motorbike, on the B3275 near Truro on Monday (May 20).

Nigel’s wife Lucy described her husband as "the most thoughtful, kind and generous man". In a tribute given today (May 22) she said: “On Monday 20 May, my wonderful husband Nigel, much-loved father to our two small children, went out for a motorcycle ride on a beautiful spring morning and never came home. He was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in the Ladock Valley, near Truro.

“The most thoughtful, kind and generous man, Nigel adored his family and we adored him. It is unbearable to think about life without ‘daddy’. A loving husband, father, son and brother, he was endlessly thoughtful in all his actions, holding my hand through everything in life."

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The statement continued: "Now when I need him the most, he is not here. It is utterly heartbreaking, but I am so thankful to feel that through our children he will always be with us.

“Nigel worked incredibly hard his whole life. He had many careers including project manager, flying instructor, first officer with the air ambulance, and latterly small business owner. After we moved to Cornwall, Nigel followed his passion for coffee and in 2019 set up Bear Cornwall, serving speciality coffee and home baking from a vintage Citroen van by St Mawes Castle.

“His loss will be felt throughout our whole community. Everyone knew and loved him and his team; the big-hearted man and the best boss, who made the best coffee on the Roseland.

“We will miss him for the rest of our lives.”

Devon and Cornwall Police are still appealing for witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to get in contact. Officers are also keen for anyone with dash-cam footage to get in touch on 101 or via our website quoting log number 332 of May 20.

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