The wife of a good Samaritan who was killed when trying to save a man who fell from a bridge on the M1 last week has set up a charity fund.

Spencer Bell, 71, from Bushey, died on Thursday when he was hit by a car after attempting to help 67-year-old Alan Trethewey, who fell from the Bucknalls Lane over bridge at around 10.45am.

Mr Bell’s wife, Wendy, has set up a JustGiving page and asks well-wishers to donate to Prostate Cancer Research Centre instead of sending flowers, in order to "commemorate his life, the good work that he did and the joy that he brought to others".

Mrs Bell said on the page: "Spencer was tragically taken away from us on January 30 in a selfless act trying to save the life of another person.

"Whilst this has caused us unbearable pain we would not have expected anything less from such a caring man.

"In order to celebrate his life and raise money for a noble cause, can I ask that instead of sending flowers, you instead donate to Prostate Cancer Research.

"Spencer was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend whose presence will be sadly missed.

"All those who knew Spencer were aware of the kind, generous, loving, and happy man that he was. He was an active member of the community, who always had a time for others."

To date £333.33 has been raised by 14 different donators.

Mrs Bell added her hope that the fund generates "much needed funds for a worthwhile charity."

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