The family of Robert Sampson, aged 63, from Worcester, who died in Worcester last week has today paid tribute to him.

Mr Sampson died following an incident on Crookbarrow Road, Norton, on Thursday 16 November.

Mr Sampson’s wife, Deborah Sampson, said: “Rob, sometimes known as Bob to others, was the one person I have only truly felt a connection with. Even though he was very private, anyone he let close to him would know the true Rob.

“He was a brilliant dad, son, brother and husband. Rob was a good person and always put others before himself.

“He would never put me down and would always compliment me even if I didn’t look nice!

“Rob had some close and meaningful friends who he chose wisely but everyone knew him to be friendly and approachable.

“Rob, I will love you forever and always.”

Rob’s stepdaughter, Amy Taylor, said: “Rob took on the role of being my dad for the past 14 years and without his love, support and guidance I wouldn’t be the person I am now.

“He was a loving and generous person who my mum and I could always rely on if we ever needed anything.

“He would be overwhelmed by the support and love shown to him since this tragic experience and I know he would be grateful to each and every one. I will love him forever.

“I hope he finds peace and can rest easy now. Love you Rob.”