Family pay tribute to Clifford

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The family of a man who died following a collision in Rossendale have paid tribute to him. 

Officers were called to Bocholt Way, Rawtenstall, around 6.50pm on October 27 following reports of a collision involving a BMW 520D and a Ducati 748S motorbike.

The motorcyclist, later named as Clifford Shasby, 56, from Newchurch, suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken to hospital but sadly died on November 19.

Enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the collision and we are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with Mr Shasby’s loved ones at this time.

“We are continuing to establish the full circumstances of what led to the collision. If you saw what happened, or have any information, please contact police.”

In a statement, Mr Shasby’s family said: “Clifford Shasby, 56, sadly passed away on Friday, 19th November, with his family by his side.

“Cliff was a hard worker, in the building trade since leaving school, he was an avid rock climber, going ice climbing in Norway and the Alps and general adrenaline junkie in life, he was never afraid to try new hobbies, Cliff had just finished his latest project, building his own camper van and he had a big love of motorbikes.

“Cliff leaves behind his sons, Ryan, Callum and Cole, his life partner Gemma, brother Mark, sister-in-law Lisa, nieces, Winona, Imogen and Elinor, also, sisters Anona, Elaine, Ann and Jean, their partners, other nieces and nephews and lots of good friends and neighbours, also his beloved cat Savvy.

“Cliff was truly unique, always doing vast amounts of in-depth research for his latest project or task. He was a real raconteur with an endless supply of entertaining tales from his adventures. Always on the the go and creative in many ways, particularly musically, a guitar was never far from his hand.

“Cliff will be sadly missed and loved forever by all who had the absolute pleasure of knowing him.

“No flowers please but kind donations to”

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to email or call 101, quoting log 1243 of October 27, 2021.

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