THE family of a pedestrian who died following a collision in Andover have paid tribute to their loved one as a "bit of a party animal and well-known character".

Police were called at 11.08pm on Sunday, October 14, following reports of a collision between a male pedestrian and a motorcycle on New Street.

The pedestrian – now named as William Hatherall, 48, of Cobb Drive, Andover – was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment for serious injuries but he has since died.

William’s family have today paid tribute to him.

They said: “Will was too young and too vibrant to lose his life so suddenly and in such horrendous circumstances.

“He was an amazing person who packed a huge amount of life experiences into his 48 years. A bit if a party animal, he was a well-known character around the Andover area; loved by all who knew him.

“He leaves behind his long-term partner Debbie, step sons Andre and Aston, daughter Jodi, brother Tom, father Bill and step-father Ross. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.”

Officers have charged a man as in relation to William's death.

Darren Lampard, 52, of no fixed abode, was charged with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, driving without insurance, and driving without a license.

He is due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on November 22.