June 10, 2020 2.45 pm This story is over 18 months old

Siblings pay tribute after brother dies in A16 motorbike crash

A fundraiser has been set up for his family

Tributes have flooded in after a Louth business owner tragically died in a motorbike crash on the A16 on Tuesday evening.

The victim has since been formally named by police as Liam Addison, who was living in Grainthorpe. He also owned a business in Louth with his brother Jake Addison called The Brews Bros Ltd.

An EMAS ambulance and a silver Yamaha motorbike collided just before 6.30pm on June 9. The motorbike was travelling towards Ulceby Cross and the ambulance had travelled from the South Thorseby direction.

‘I’d trade it all to tell the guy I loved him’

In an emotional tribute on Facebook, his brother Jake said: “Not a single person understood me like my brother did. We have been through some s**t together and come out the other side laughing.

“I moved back here in 2017 to start a business with him and have done very well. I’d trade it all right now to be in some wa**y pub pi**ed up, spending my overdraft money having a laugh.

“I’d trade it all to tell the guy I loved him and him tell me to f**k off and stop being a soft c**t. I’d trade places with him if I could because he’s the one that’s held me together for all these years and now I have to do it without him.”

He added: “My kids won’t ever know him like I did, he will just be a story to them and that kills me inside. Thank you all for the messages and support.”

His sister Codi Addison said: “I’m heartbroken, devastated, hoping it’s all a joke and loads of other feelings I can’t wrap my head around to write down.

“Anyone that knows Liam knows he is and was the most generous, caring, protective, funniest and spiciest guy you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting.

“I know I can speak on behalf of me and Jake in saying he is the best brother and best friend we could have had and more, and he was going to be the best husband, dad, uncle in years to come, so losing him in any way, but especially this suddenly, feels irreparable.”

Fundraiser for friendly and funny man

Matthew Callis set up a GoFundMe page to support Liam’s family, which at the time of publication has raised over £1,300.

He said: “Liam tragically and unexpectedly lost his life. His fiancé Rachel, Jake, Codi, his family and his friends have lost a very special person.

“Liam was a friendly, funny and would bend over backwards to help anyone that needed anything.

“Although all funds raised will never help ease the pain or replace the hole that Liam has left behind, it will hopefully help his family with the cost of the funeral or a memorial fund for Liam. RIP Brews Bro.”

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