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Family pays tribute to man who died following A31 collision

The family of a man who died in a collision in Lyndhurst has paid tribute to him.


At 6.41pm on Friday, 14 January police were called to reports that a silver Ford Focus had collided with the central reservation on the eastbound carriageway near Hangersley Hill. The vehicle then continued along the A31 before stopping by the Rufus Stone services. The driver left the vehicle and crossed to the westbound side of the carriageway where he collided with two cars.


Alan Bloomer, 27, of Bellevue Road, Southampton was pronounced dead at the scene.


Paying tribute to him, Alan’s brother, John, said on behalf of the family: “This was a huge shock to everyone. Our family are devastated that Alan has gone.


“He probably didn’t know how much he would be missed. He was deep down a lovely person, but has struggled with life over time.


“To anyone over the years who was kind to my brother, I am eternally grateful.


“I pray he’s at peace. I want him to NEVER be forgotten!”


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Gale, reference number 44220018123.

Alternatively, you can submit information via the following form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/