Biker death - man charged

Michael Stockton
Michael Stockton
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A lorry driver has been charged over the death of a motorcyclist from St Helens.

Michael Stockton, 59, sustained fatal injuries after his motorbike collided with an HGV on Bradford Road, Bolton, on September 5 last year.

In a statement issued at the time, Mr Stockton’s family said: “Mick was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was born and brought up in the St Helens area. He was the only boy in a family of five children.

“Mick had a lifelong interest in pigeons and was a successful breeder and racer and was an active member of Burtonwood Homing Society.

“At the time of the accident Mick was on his way to work as a joiner.”

Andrew Patton, 32, of Holyoake Road, Worsley, has since been charged with causing death by careless driving.