EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid by the Little Sutton family of a pedestrian killed in a collision with a recovery vehicle.
Robert William Vasey, 23, of no fixed abode, was struck by the truck in Liverpool Road, Chester, at about 9.42am last Thursday next to The Frog Pub.
Mum Wendy, of Kronsbec Avenue, Little Sutton, issued a statement with Mr Vasey’s brother Greg and the rest of his family paying tribute to a ‘very friendly’ man.
It read: “Rob was a beautiful bonnie baby, who grew into a warm-hearted, fun-loving boy. Rob enjoyed playing football and was told at the age of nine he had a definite talent.
“He was very good at art, taking after his grandad. Rob had a great love of music and loved clothes and always looked immaculate.
“Rob grew into a very handsome young man who was a very friendly character. It is so tragic that Rob has been taken from us at such a young age. We will always love and cherish our happy memories. Rob, forever in our hearts and thoughts. Sleep peacefully.
“Love Mum, Greg and family.”
A Cheshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “Cheshire police would particularly like to talk to the following potential witnesses: a cyclist travelling in the direction of Chester City Centre who may have seen the pedestrian and recovery vehicle immediately prior to the collision, a young woman pushing a pushchair through The Frog Pub car park and walking toward Chester along Liverpool Road and the drivers of two silver-coloured cars travelling through the pub car park just prior to the collision.”
Anyone with any information should call Cheshire Constabulary on 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Liverpool Road, Chester, was reopened on Thursday afternoon following the fatal accident.
Cheshire police closed the busy road between The Frog Pub and the Dale Barracks after the accident.