The bride-to-be of a motorbiker killed in a collision with a car has paid tribute to her fiancé.
Police have formally identified a motorcyclist who died after his Kawasaki bike was in a collision with a Vauxhall Meriva car on the A693 between Beamish and Pelton on Tuesday morning.
He was Radoslaw Drzewiecki, 29, from Chester-le-Street.
Mr Drzewiecki was on his way to work at the Hownsgill Industrial Estate when the collision happened at 6.55am.
The driver of the car, a 45-year-old woman from Stanley, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving
After being interviewed she was released on police bail while inquiries continue.
A tribute from Mr Drzewiecki's girlfriend Magdalena Gawel has been issued through her police family liaison officer.
She said: "Radoslaw was a wonderful son, a loving fiancé and a friend to many.
"He was always laughing and smiling, with a heart of gold and everyone who met him loved him straight away.
"He will be hugely missed by many and words can't describe our sense of loss.
"Radoslaw will stay always and forever in our hearts."