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Mother’s tribute to son killed in collision

Peter (Pedro) Murray was a member of Haverhill Wheelers ANL-161010-155352001
Peter (Pedro) Murray was a member of Haverhill Wheelers ANL-161010-155352001

The mother of pedestrian who died following a road collision in Haverhill last week has been described as a ‘well liked, lovely man’.

Peter ‘Pedro’ Murray, 46, of Sorrel Walk, Haverhill, died on Monday October 3 beside the A1017, where he was in collision with a red Audi A3.

His mother Helen Webb, who lived next door to him, said on Monday: “He was very well liked, a lovely man and will very much be missed by a lot of people.

“So many people are coming forward wanting to come to his funeral – people I didn’t know. Peter was so quiet – he was a listener, not a talker.”

A funeralhas not been fixed yet due tothe investigation into his death.

Helen said fellow regulars at The Bull, which he had visited before the collision, were ‘devastated’.

Peter had lived in Haverhill since he was a year old and went to Place Farm, Parkway Middle and Castle Manor schools.

He joined The Haverhill Wheelersin his teens and rode time trials for years.

He worked for Galaxy bathrooms, Grampian Foods and Spaceage before going self-employed in office furniture installations for JPS Installs. Helen said he was captain for his team in the local ‘pool’ league.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw a pedestrian by the A1017 at about 11.15pm on October 3, or the Audi A3. Call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD 431 of October 3.

Peter’s funeral will be on Tuesday November 1 at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, near Bury St Edmunds at 3pm. Immediate family flowers only but donations can be made in Peter’s name to the East Anglian Air Ambulance either on the day or to H J Paintin at 60 Withersfield Road, Haverhill, CB9 9HE.