TRIBUTES have poured in for the town’s “gentle giant” who died in a motorbike accident near Andover this week.

Popular Andover Rugby player Declan Gillan was travelling on the B3400, near Hurstbourne Priors, on Tuesday evening when he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

Emergency services were called at 5.15pm but Declan was pronounced dead at the scene.

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- Employer with major presence in town considering almost 200 job cuts

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