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Tribute to 'most dedicated' teacher killed in motorbike crash

The family of 26-year-old Robbie Schofield have expressed their devastation after he was killed in a collision with a car

Farnborough Hill physics teacher Robbie Schofield died in a motorcycle accident

Tributes have been paid to a Farnborough Hill school teacher who was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Robbie Schofield, who was due to marry in 10 weeks' time, died in a crash on the A327 in Finchampstead last Friday morning (June 13), while riding to the Farnborough Road school.

His family and friends said they were "all totally devastated and distraught".

A tribute released on behalf of the family added: "The loss of 26-year-old Robbie Schofield has cruelly cut short the life of a most beloved, caring and wonderful son, brother, grandson and friend.

“Robbie was the most dedicated of physics teachers at Farnborough Hill.

"He cared passionately about young people and devoted much of his free time to youth work and reaching out to help friends, family and young people.

“He was a member of Vineyard Church in Reading and had a strong faith, playing in the worship band.

"As well as being a very talented musician and song writer, he was also a qualified sailing instructor.

“He leaves behind his fiancee, Megs, to whom he was to be married in 10 weeks' time, parents and four siblings. He will be missed with every passing moment but forever in our hearts.”

Mr Schofield always wore a bow tie to school, so as a tribute many of the girls did the same in his memory on Monday.

A special Summertime Party, organised by the Friends of Farnborough Hill and due to be held in the school grounds on Saturday (June 14), was postponed due to Mr Schofield's death.

Police and paramedics were called to the A327 Reading Road at around 6.40am on Friday, following the collision between a silver Nissan Note and a black Yamaha motorcycle.

Mr Schofield was taken to hospital by ambulance but died on the way.

Police said the Nissan driver, a 33-year-old man from Hampshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later bailed until September 15.

Anyone who saw the collision or either vehicle beforehand is asked to contact investigator Harry Wilkinson at the Thames Valley Police road death investigation unit via 101, or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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