THE family of a couple who died in a crash on the B3006 Selborne Road in Selborne have paid tribute to them.

Police were called at 3.23pm on January 7 after a collision involving a silver Mazda 2 Tamura, a blue Volkswagen Golf and a blue Volkswagen Tiguan.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Roger and Christine Barton – aged 76 and 75 respectively – of High Street in Selborne were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to them today, their family said: “Roger and Christine Barton lived very happily in Selborne for the last 30 years.

“They were wonderful caring parents to Robin, Georgina and Sophie and much adored grandparents to Freddie, Matilda and Ava.

“We are especially grateful to all the emergency services personnel for their time, professionalism and respect shown to our parents in what must have been a very challenging situation for them.”

Police are still investigating the exact circumstances of the collision and want to speak to anyone who can help.

Det Sgt Mark Furse said: “I want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision or the moments leading up to it, particularly anyone with dash cam footage.

“Our thoughts are with Roger and Christine’s family at this tragic time, and we want to ensure they are able to understand the couple’s final moments.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting reference 44220008042, or submit information online at