A FATHER who died in a car crash near Andover last weekend has been formally named by police, with his family paying tribute to the deceased.

Nicholas Lee Thomas, 43, died after a silver Citroen ZX Aura was involved in a collision on Fyfield Lane, near the junction for Fyfield Road, in the early hours of Sunday, January 19.

In a statement released via Hampshire Constabulary, the family have paid tribute to Nicholas, known by loved ones as Nick.

They said: “Nick was a devoted father, loving son, brother, uncle and friend to so many. He will be sorely missed.

“We would like to thank everybody for their overwhelming support during this difficult time.”

Enquiries remain ongoing into the exact circumstances of the collision.

Police last week issued an appeal to witnesses to come forward and share any information they may have about the incident.

Officers remain keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the silver Citroen between 1am and 5.30am last Sunday.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44200022699.