A GROUP of friends are working day and night to restore a truck which belonged to a mechanic who died in a crash in Ryelands Street in Hereford.

Scott Morris died on September 30 after his motorbike hit a parked car.

Friends hope they will restore the Ford Transit recovery truck in time for the 31-year-old’s funeral next Wednesday.

Scott bought the truck with friend Nathan Powell 18 months ago and together they planned to restore it in order to run a recovery business.

Unfortunately Scott was never able to complete the restoration and now friends are appealing for help to make sure it is finished in time.

They need parts including a cam-belt, water pump, starter motor and many other things. If you are unable to donate a part then they would be grateful for donations - click here.

Nathan’s wife Leanne said: “We have already had many kind offers of help, even complete strangers that had never met Scott personally, working through the night to help physically, as well as the kindness of many businesses offering parts or their services or both completely free of charge.”

Scott was a mobile mechanic and Leanne said he would always be the first to offer help.

If you think you can help the restoration and if you would like to see a full list of parts needed then email Leanne at leaandlexie@gmail.com or call 07861 411114.

Any help, big or small, would be greatly appreciated by Nathan, Leanne, his girlfriend Stacey and other friends and family.