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Appeal to fly family of Farnborough motorcylist killed on A31 to his funeral

Fundraising page launched to fly Portugese family of Filipe Freire, killed in a collision on the A31, to his UK funeral

Mr Freire was originally from Portugal but lived in Farnborough

The family and friends of a motorcyclist killed in Farnham have launched a fundraising campaign to fly his family to England for his funeral.

Filipe Freire died following a collision near the Hog's Back on the Shepherd and Flock roundabout on Monday May 19.

The 40-year-old, who lived in Farnborough and was originally from Portugal, was pronounced dead at the scene after his red Honda motorcycle collided with a silver Volkswagen Transporter at around 4.40pm, despite the efforts of paramedics who performed CPR on the roadside.

Mr Freire's friend, Paulo Custodio, said on the online donations page he set up: "Filipe was from Portugal and he was a hard-working man with a heart almost as big as he was.

"He was alone in this country, with few friends and didn't have any money, so I would like to ask everyone to help him to have a funeral and maybe have his family in the UK for the funeral."

Madalena Oliveira, the mother of one of Mr Freire's three children, took to Facebook to thank her former partner's relatives and friends for their tributes.

Writing in Portuguese, she said: "In this moment we are all one giant family - friends, acquaintances bound together by lace which sadly is black."

She said Mr Freire's laughter was "contagious".

On the same page she thanked his friend Sergio Pelado for formally identifying his body.

Donations can be made by visiting Mr Freire's fundraising page .

Surrey Police is still investigating the incident, and anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident reference P14145369.

 
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