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Tributes paid to Farnborough man killed in Gloucestershire crash

Graeme Andrews, 37, from Farnborough had been working in Gloucestershire when he was killed in a road accident earlier this month

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Former colleagues and employers of a Farnborough man who died in a crash in Gloucestershire have said he will be 'sorely missed'.

Graeme Andrew, 37, died after the vehicle he was driving left the road and collided with a tree near Northleach, in Gloucestershire, on Monday April 7.

His white Ford Transit van went off the road and struck a tree off the A429 Fosse Way, between Northleach roundabout and Stow-on-the-Wold, shortly after 11.30pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Graham Wall, area manager of Prestige Swimming Pools, based in Hartley Wintney, where Mr Andrews used to work, said he had been working in Gloucestershire.

He said Graeme used to work for him as an engineer.

"For several years Prestige were originally part of Paramount Pools group then they were sold into two companies about four years and Graeme moved from Paramount to Prestige," he added.

"He worked for me for about six to eight years then he moved on to pastures new and we kept in contact and he did contract work for us.

"He was well liked by customers and colleagues.

"He will be sadly missed and our heartfelt feelings are sent to his family."

Steve Martin, managing director of Paramount Pools, based in Hook, said: "I had the pleasure of employing Graeme for many years.

"He was an exemplary employee who was always very approachable and liked by all.

"A tragic loss for his family and all that knew him.

"He will be sorely missed."

Tony Packer, a former colleague of Mr Andrews, said: "I worked with Graeme for a number of years and remembered him as an extremely likeable man, I had a great deal of respect for his work ethic and enjoyed working along side him.

"He had a wicked sense of humour."

An inquest into Mr Andrews' death was opened by Gloucestershire Coroner's Court and has been adjourned until October.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is investigating and has appealed for anybody with information about the crash to contact them on 101, quoting incident 512 of April 7.

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