Cricklewood crash: Police hunt after grandfather to 19 dies in hit-and-run

Tributes were paid today to a much-loved grandfather killed in a hit-and-run on his morning commute.

Colin Corker, 67, was knocked down as he walked to a bus stop near his home in Cricklewood on his way to his job as a construction worker. He spent two days in hospital before dying from his injuries.

The vehicle that hit him failed to stop at the scene. Detectives urged mechanics who may have recently repaired damaged vehicles to come forward.

Relatives said he was “loved by everyone”. He leaves behind two children, four stepchildren, seven grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren.

Former work colleague Nigel Thornton said: “He was just a pleasant guy to work with. He’ll be missed.” Originally from Yorkshire, Mr Corker had worked on building motorways and was currently on a job in Plumstead, where he used to catch a bus and train to each morning.

Police said he was found lying in the in Cricklewood Broadway after being struck by a vehicle at about 4.50am last Wednesday. He died on Friday.

There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Jane Shaw said: “Someone out there will know what happened to Mr Corker and I have no doubt that it will be playing on their mind.”

Witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police on 020 8991 9555 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

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