POLICE will take no further action against a lorry driver after a biker was killed in a crash on the A127.

Bobby Munroe died after the horror smash close to the junction with Hobleythick Lane, Westcliff, in December last year.

A 35-year-old man, from Shoebury, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, but he has now been released from bail.

The dad-of-one’s heartbroken sister Vickie, 34, said the decision was hard to deal with but has brought a part of the tragedy to an end.

She said: “Whatever the decision, it was never going to bring Bobby back.

“We are grateful that the driver wasn’t some idiot on drink or drugs who was off his face- that would have been really hard to take.

“The only thing that we can take from it is that it was just a tragic accident. Neither one of them was at fault, it’s something that happens every single day.

“It’s very unfortunate but I’m personally glad Bobby didn’t die because of someone’s stupid actions.”

Mr Munroe, 28, attended Eastwood School, which is now the Eastwood Academy, before going to Anglia Ruskin University to pursue his dream of becoming a structural engineer.

He later served with the armed forces in Afghanistan.

Mr Munroe, who lived in Southend, was also a bodybuilder and a well-known face in the Combat Academy, in Grainger Road. A keen artist, he decorated the gym wall with a giant mural.

He left behind a fiancée, Lauren, and son Ethan, who is now two.

Vickie added: “He was just such a good person.”

Mr Munroe’s father, Paul, 67, said his son was “wonderful” and “inspirational” after his death and said he was “gutted” by the decision to drop the case.

He said: “It’s just the decision that’s been made, it’s out of our hands. If there are no answers to questions then what can you do?

“We have just got to look to the future and live with it.”

An inquest into Mr Munroe’s death was opened in December and established that he died at the scene from multiple injuries. It will now be concluded later this year.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “A 35-year-old man from Shoebury arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs has been released without further action.”