Members of a local motorcycling club have identified the one of the victims of Tuesday’s Didcot building collapse as Mick Collins, better known as ‘Whitby Mick.’
Although police have yet to officially identify the confirmed fatality, or the three workers that remain missing, members of the Teesriders Motorcycle Club paid tribute to Collins, describing him as "a big lad with a massive heart."
A photograph was posted on the club’s Facebook page on Wednesday that read: "Words can not describe how gutted I am to be writing this. The accident that happened yesterday at Didcot power station yesterday has killed a good friend and dedicated member of Teesriders Mcc. All our thoughts go out to Lynn and all the family at this very sad time RIP Mick."
Daniel Shepherd wrote: "Absolutely gutted, as a biker one of the nicest blokes I've met, cracking guy rip Mick!"
Shaz Morgan reflected: "Big lad with a massive heart and infectious laugh. Love and deepest thoughts to Lynn and family x will be sorely missed by all who knew him xx"
Danny Parkinson added: "I really can't describe just how much of a loss this is to all who had the privilege to have known Mick. I owe him more than he ever knew. Thanks for everything old mate."
Donna Cotterill called Mick "a lovely cheeky man with a smile for everyone and a hug for most"
Collings, died when a concrete and steel building at the derelict Didcot A site in south Oxfordshire came down at around 4pm on Tuesday while it was being prepared for demolition. Emergency crews said it is "highly unlikely" three people missing after part of a power station collapsed are alive.