The family of an off-duty policeman killed in a motorcycle crash on the Greenfield to Holmfirth Road have described him as a “fantastic son, husband, father and grandad.”
Graham Lyne, who was 47, died when his bike collided with a car on the A635 Isle of Skye road on Wednesday morning.
In a statement issued through the police, his widow Andrea said: “He meant everything to me, it’s like someone has just turned a light off. He can’t be replaced.”
His parents Lillian and Jack added: “There is so much we could say, but we just can’t find the words. He was a wonderful son and we are going to miss him so very much.”
Graham, who was known as Diddy, leaves a son and a daughter. His daughter, Jennifer, said: “Diddy is the best, most loving, caring, unselfish person I ever met. I am so proud he was my dad. I will miss him always and love him so much.”
His son Joe was with him at the time of the accident. Graham suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene of the crash, just on the Saddleworth side of the district boundary.
It’s believed Graham was overtaking a white van at the time of the tragedy. Police have appealed for the driver of that van to come forward, as they believe they may have crucial evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to ring the police on 0161 856 8473.
Nobody else was injured in the incident. Graham, who was from Chadderton, had served with Greater Manchester Police since 1987.
You can read the tribute in full at the GMP website here.