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Tributes to retired plumber who died in Northfleet crash

PUBLISHED: 17:16 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:16 07 September 2016

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Alan Newman died on Wednesday, September 7

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a fatal crash in Northfleet earlier this week.

The family of Alan Newman, from Northfleet, have led tributes to the 77-year-old, who died in hospital today (Wednesday).

On Monday, the retired plumber was picking up a prescription for his wife when a black Volkswagen Touareg collided with his mobility scooter.

The crash occurred just after 11.45am on Thames Way, near the junction with Dover Road and Vale Road.

His family have released the following tribute.

“Alan Newman was a 77-year-old retired plumber from Northfleet. He had been married for 54 years and he leaves behind a wife, two grown up children and three grandchildren.

“On the day of the collision Alan was on his way to the medical centre to collect a prescription for his wife. After suffering a stroke 15 years ago Alan was dependant on his mobility scooter which had allowed him to maintain his independence.

“Alan’s family would like to thank the police, ambulance service and members of the public who cared for him at the scene on Thames Way and all the staff at Kings College Hospital who have treated him with such skill, kindness and dignity.

“This has come as a shock and the family would appreciate privacy to allow them to come to terms with their sudden loss.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw either vehicle in the moments leading up to it is urged to call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference 05-0463.

Alternatively email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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