Burnley man dies in crash while away with family in the Lake District

A Burnley businessman has died following a crash while on weekend break in the Lake District.

The incident took place on the B5278, near Haverthwaite, on Saturday.

David Hankinson, 40, of Burnley, died following the incident.

He was on a weekend break in the Lake District with his close family and friends at the time.

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David was a loving partner to Sionny Williams, devoted father to his two children, Kendal and Alfie, and close stepson to Jules.

He was also a keen local businessman and originally founded the Kenanks burger takeaway on Barracks Road, Burnley, in honour of his late father Ken, who sadly died in 2011.

He also became a business partner in the popular Ballaro’ Italian restaurant located on the same site, opening a Kenanks takeaway and restaurant in Accrington, as well as some other local takeaways.

His family say the outpouring of support following his death had been incredible – and showed how he touched the lives of so many.

In a statement, David’s partner, Sionny Williams, said: “The outpouring of support from across the community has been incredible and shows how David touched the lives of so many.

“Thank you to every single person who has taken the time to share their well wishes and special memories. Your kind words bring so much comfort to us during this terribly sad time.

“There isn’t any way of describing the loss we all feel. You were our everything and brought so much love, joy and laughter to our lives. The children and I will miss you deeply every single day.”

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