By Kirsty Topping
A BIKER bought protective equipment just hours before he was killed in a tragic road accident.
Police insiders revealed that Paul Mitchell, from Saline in Fife purchased the gear to improve his safety on the day he died.
It is not known if the father of three was wearing the clothing when he crashed.
The 35-year-old, who had not been biking long, was killed last Thursday after losing control of his Suzuki motorcycle and slamming into a black Volkswagen car.
The accident at Solsgirth, on the Saline to Dollar Road, meant the road had to be closed for several hours while a crash investigation was carried out.
It has also been revealed that he spent his working life helping other motorists as an AA mechanic.
Speaking of the loss of her husband, Deborah Mitchell, said: “Paul was the perfect husband and an amazing dad to our children, Eryn (10), Muir (7) and Ava (2) and his sudden death will leave a huge hole in our lives. His mum and dad and brother and sister are equally devastated and we are all finding it hard to come to terms with his tragic death.”