TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bicester prison worker who died when his bicycle collided with a car.

The devastated family of 48-year-old Dave Parris have said the father of two had “so much to live for” and will never be forgotten.

He died following a collision with a silver Ford Escort on the A4421 Neunkirchen Way, near to Langford Village, at about 6pm last Tuesday.

Two soldiers stopped and performed CPR in an effort to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

In a statement Mr Parris’s family described “the tragic loss of much loved David, who will be dearly missed by family and friends”.

They wrote: “Dave was a family man who always had time for his friends. “Dave lived in Banbury until he moved to London where he attended Kingswood Secondary School.

“Dave married and had two beautiful daughters that were everything to him. He later joined the prison service at Pentonville Prison.

“Three years ago he moved back to Banbury and started work at Bullingdon Prison and moved to Bicester to be near his work.

“Dave had so much to live for – to see his two daughters grow up and he had a job he really enjoyed doing.

“He was loved and will never be forgotten by his parents, his daughters, his brothers and sister.

“We would like to thank the police, ambulance service and all the staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital.”