Heartbroken family pay tribute to motorbike-loving couple killed in horror crash

A heartbroken family has paid tribute to a married couple who were killed in a horror crash last month.

Edward ‘Ted’ Trett, 68, and Heather MacGregor, 72, sustained injuries in the incident shortly after 3.30pm on June 25.

Police received a report that a motorcycle with a sidecar had collided with a Mitsubishi just opposite the New Kennels in Simonburn, South West Northumberland, Chronicle Live reports.

The couple, from the Bradford area of Yorkshire, were treated by paramedics but sadly both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their family paid tribute to the pair saying: “Ted and Heather met through their shared life-long passion for motorcycles.

“Both were very experienced riders who had travelled the world on two wheels.

“Having been very active in motorcycle clubs and the rally scene throughout the UK and across Europe since the 1960s they have left a huge hole in the hearts of their families and many, many friends.”

Sergeant Steve Chappell from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrol’s Department said: “This was a tragic incident which sadly took the lives of two people who had been visiting Northumberland as part of their holiday.

“Our thoughts are with Ted and Heather’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time and we ask their privacy is respected.

“Our investigation remains ongoing as we work to establish the circumstances leading up to this collision and would ask that anyone who has information, or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the incident gets in touch with us as soon as possible.”