TRIBUTES have been paid to a 24-year-old man killed in a car crash in Whitley.

Metin Mustafov was one of two men who died after an accident involving three cars on Northwich Road in the early hours of Tuesday, March 17.

He was rushed to Warrington Hospital after suffering serious injuries but passed away a short time later.

Now tributes have been paid to Mr Mustafov, from Middlewich – who was described as a ‘loving son and brother’.

In a statement, his family added: “The family would like to thank the emergency services and members of the public for their help during this incident and ask for respect at this difficult time.”

Matthew Orange, from Warrington, was also killed in the crash on the A559 – the dad-of two having owned the popular Codfather chip shop in Northwich.

Mr Orange’s family paid tribute to him last week, saying in a statement: “On Tuesday, March 17, we lost the most important person in our life.

“Matthew was a loving husband and father to his two boys.

“To those who knew Matthew, you will know how much of a wonderful and caring person he was.

“He thought the world of all of his family and would do anything for anyone, he did lots of charity work and fundraising.

“His pride and joy was his beloved chip shop in Northwich – in fact he was Mr Codfather, he couldn’t walk down the street in Northwich without someone stopping to say hello or for a chat.

“In the 12 years that the shop has been open, every year he would continuously improve and strive to become the best chip shop in the UK – recently winning The National Fish & Chip Awards for 2020 – all because of he cared so much.”