The family of 44-year-old Stuart Flint from Broughton Gifford has issued a moving tribute to their "much loved and generous-hearted" relative who lost his life in a crash on the A350 in Melksham on March 9.

Mr Flint spent years working for charities, most recently at the British Heart Foundation in Trowbridge, and became a key part of the Broughton Gifford community when he moved there five years ago.

Stuart’s sister-in-law Kerry said: “Stuart was taken from us too soon. It’s difficult to do him justice in words.

“Stuart was always such a warm and happy character. This is something that everyone around him would say.

“He had a really kind and generous personality and would do absolutely anything for anyone. He always had time for other people and was a doting uncle to his nephew and niece as well as being a great brother to my husband, Alan.

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She added: “I have to say Stuart really didn’t have a bad bone in his body - and I know this sounds too good to be true, but he was the kindest, most gentle person I have ever known.

“Stuart spent many years working for various charities, including the RUH in Bath and most recently the British Heart Foundation in Trowbridge where he worked in their charity furniture and electrical shop.

“Since he moved into the village of Broughton Gifford five years ago, Stuart had gathered a really large group of friends, especially within the local bowls team where he was a hugely popular member."

The family have been touched by the community's response to the tragedy.

“It’s so heart-warming to know that he was a friend to so many. We have been amazed by the number of people who have dropped around to pay their condolences. It just goes to show the effect he had on those around him," Kerry said.

"He really was one of a kind. He will be sadly missed by his much-loved family, friends and dog, Modo.”

A police spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with Stuart’s family and friends and we ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”