A great-grandfather who died after he was hit by a car has been described as a “true gentleman” by his family.

Robert ‘Bob’ Clewley, 71, was involved in a collision on the A405 in Garston on Friday evening (December 2).

Former cab driver Mr Clewley was struck by a black Toyota Yaris at around 5.50pm at the junction with Bucknalls Lane.

Emergency services attended but pedestrian Mr Clewley, from Hemel Hempstead, died at the scene.

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In a statement, his family said: “Our much-loved dad, Bob, leaves behind a brother, five children, nine grandchildren and a newly born great granddaughter.

“He was a true gentleman and would always help anybody, nothing was too much trouble.

“A London black cab driver for well over 30 years, he was well respected amongst his wide circle of friends. 'Top of the world Bob' was a Chelsea fan and kept everyone entertained with his expert analysis and continuous stream of jokes and stories.

“This is a huge loss for us and for everyone that knew him. We'll never know anyone like him again, RIP Dad.”

Watford Observer: Robert Clewley Robert Clewley (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the fatal collision to come forward, including those who may have dashcam footage.

Visit herts.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting ISR 613 of 2 December

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.  

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