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Kent Police renew appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in London Road, Southborough, near junction with Springfield Road

Police officers investigating the fatal accident that killed pensioner Edward Barlow are appealing for new witnesses.

The 95-year-old died at the scene after he was hit by a Ford Transit on the A26 London Road, near the junction with Springfield Road, in Southborough.

The accident happened on Monday, December 29 at 10.25am.

Mr Barlow in his military uniform
Mr Barlow in his military uniform

In particular officers would like to hear from the occupants of a red Ford car – possibly a Fiesta, Focus or C-MAX.

It is believed they turned left into Springfield Road just after the incident and may have seen what happened.

Originally from Bury in Greater Manchester, Ted Barlow, 95, had lived in the town since 1999.

The A26 at Southborough where Mr Barlow died
The A26 at Southborough where Mr Barlow died

His family in a tribute said: "Ted served in the RAF in North Africa and Italy in the Second World War after graduating from Cambridge University.

"He was a keen sportsman, particularly rugby union, skiing and, throughout his life, golf.

"Ted was widowed in 2013 and was much loved by all his friends and family, both locally and in Bury. He will be greatly missed."

Anyone with information is asked to call the witness appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference RG/DH/232/14.

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

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