Tributes to young father of two killed in road crash

Matthew Aubrook
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A 22-year-old father of two young children was killed in a road crash just months after moving to Grantham to start a new life with his family.

Matthew Aubrook died last Friday evening when his car hit a wall at the junction of Belton Lane and Newark Hill in Great Gonerby. No-one else was involved in the accident.

Mr Aubrook, of Coxmoor Close, began a new job as an assessor with Totemic in Long Bennington in November. Originally from Rochdale, he had only just moved with his wife Gemma to her home town of Grantham with their children Noah, two, and eight-week-old Oliver.

A psychology graduate, he and Gemma both studied at York University, but only met while working at the Co-op in the city. They were married near York 18 months ago. Mr Aubrook also worked at Tesco’s in Barrowbygate.

Gemma, 23, said: “He was the best dad in the world. He was an amazing daddy. He never had a bad word to say about anybody. He just wanted to be with the boys.”

Mr Aubrook was a Manchester United fan and had just taken up golf.

Totemic human resources manager George Ryans said: “Matthew met many people who will miss him as a work colleague and friend. Matthew left behind a wife and two young children and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”

Mr Aubrook’s funeral will take place in Rochdale. The family have asked for donations to be made to the charity CALM, which helps young people with depression.

Matthew was alone in his grey Ford Focus and no other vehicles were involved in the accident. Anyone witnesses who were in the area around 9pm on Friday are asked to contact 101 or the Lincolnshire Police witness appeal line on 01522 558855.