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Inquest opens into death of ‘kind and caring’ Lincolnshire biker

An inquest has been opened for a Lincolnshire man who died alongside another motorcyclist in a crash near Market Rasen.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police appealed for witnesses and dash cam footage after the crash on the B1225 at Stone Farm, Thoresway near Market Rasen. The road was closed off from 6pm on August 17 until 2am the following morning.

Police named one of the victims as Tony Vincent Leslie Scarbro, 36, from the Gainsborough area. The other victim, a man in his 60s from the Hull area, has not yet been named by police.

An inquest into Tony’s death was opened at Lincolnshire Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, September 4 by coroner Paul Smith.

At the opening his date of birth was confirmed as May 16, 1983 and the place of death was confirmed as the B1225 Thoresway.

The cause of death has not been established yet as the coroner is awaiting toxicology reports.

The inquest has been adjourned until March 4, 2020.

Tributes and fundraising

Many have paid tribute to Tony’s life.

Tony’s partner Lauren Scaife and his family previously released the following tribute: “Words cannot begin to explain how much we are all going to miss Tony and I don’t know what we will do without him he was a massive presence in all our lives.

“He had a great sense of humour and always made light of everything. Tony was a kind and caring man who would always do anything for anyone. Tony had a passion for anything with an engine and enjoyed tinkering in his garage with friends.

“Tony was from a big family and has two daughters who he loved very much. He was a real family man and was at his happiest spending time with Lauren and his daughters.”

Over £660 has now been raised on the fundraising website GoFundMe to pay towards a memorial for the father-of-two.

Fundraising organiser Shane Scaife said: “Tony was a loving son, boyfriend, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a kind-hearted man who would do anything to help anyone.

“He was always fixing cars and bikes so was forever in his garage. Those who knew Tony will remember his silly smile, always playing jokes and winding people up, he was a devoted hard-working family man who will be sadly missed.”