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Tributes to bike death head teacher

Tributes have been paid to a head teacher who was killed as he rode his bicycle home from school

Paul Miller, 46, who was head of St Andrew's Primary School in Yetminster, died at the scene of the crash in Dorchester, Dorset, yesterday when he was struck by a black Fiat.

The driver of the car, a 62-year-old man from Dorchester, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken by ambulance to Dorset County Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

The road remained closed for several hours while collision investigators examined the scene.

In a statement, Mr Miller's family said: "We are devastated to announce Paul's death in a tragic cycling accident on the evening of January 8.

"Paul and his family have lived in Dorchester for four years and Paul worked as headteacher of St Andrew's Primary School in Yetminster.

"Paul was a keen cyclist and avid music and rugby fan. He will be much missed by all who knew him. Paul's wife and three daughters are being comforted by family and friends and request that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Police are appealing for witnesses.


From Belfast Telegraph