Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died after a serious crash near Leiston in June.

Officers were called on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 27 to the B1122 junction with Potter's Street, near Leiston.

A red Ducati motorcycle was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Fiesta.

The motorcyclist, named as William Kerslake, sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

Mr Kerslake's family described him as a "kind, loving and selfless man".

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Mr Kerslake of Halesworth died after a crashMr Kerslake of Halesworth died after a crash (Image: Suffolk Police)

A statement released by the 57-year-old's family said: "We are all so proud of what Will achieved in his life but are even more proud of the man he was.

"Throughout some awful times of tragedy, Will was the rock of the family, putting himself in situations of discomfort and distress to protect the family he so much adored."

Mr Kerslake was a bricklayer before he started his own successful business, Kerslake Construction Ltd.

He was also the chairman of Halesworth Town FC and loved local football, following sons Ryan and Toby every Saturday for 15 years.

His partner of 22 years and fiancee Jane said: "Love you Will, forever and ever because you are my forever."

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Mr Kerslake has died aged 57Mr Kerslake has died aged 57 (Image: Suffolk Police)

Mr Kerslake's sons Ryan and Toby said: "Dad, you were our hero, we will never forget the memories you gave us growing up and into our adult lives and we take pride in saying we had the best Dad in the world.

"Rest in peace Dad, we love you so much and we will never forget what you have done for us."

His stepsons Kirt and Kain added: "Will was both a wonderful stepdad and grandfather who supported us in everything we did."

The driver of the car in the crash, a 36-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

He was released on bail until September 27.