TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular teenager killed in a road crash.

Liam Treacy, 18, was riding his black Sukida motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a white lorry on the B4031 between Croughton and the Barley Mow roundabout on the A43 on July 17 at 10.40am. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Treacy, of Bicester, had been studying hospitality and catering at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College’s Banbury Campus and also worked for Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, which has a base in Charbridge Way, Bicester.

Stephen McCormick, based at OCVC’s Banbury college, said: “Liam joined our hospitality and catering course in September 2011 and was a person that everyone in the department very quickly knew and liked.

“He was polite, helpful and made everyone smile with his cheeky comments, qualities that everyone respected and valued.

“We are shocked and saddened. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Former Blessed George Napier pupil Mr Treacy had completed a plumbing course at Aylesbury College. The college said: “We are very sad to learn of Liam Treacy’s tragic death. Our condolences go out to his family.”

An inquest has yet to be opened. Police are appealing witnesses to the collision to call the team on 0800 174 615.