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A12 CRASH UPDATE: Killed motorcyclist named as Martin Pullin, of Harold Hill

16:35 14 November 2012

Tributes to Martin Pullin at the scene of the crash (photo: Rosalind Butt)

Tributes to Martin Pullin at the scene of the crash (photo: Rosalind Butt)

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The motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash on Friday evening (November 9) near Gallows Corner was 42-year-old Martin Pullin of Harold Hill, police have confirmed.

Tributes to the killed motorcyclist (photo: Rosalind Butt)Tributes to the killed motorcyclist (photo: Rosalind Butt)

Mr Pullin, a scaffold lorry driver, was formally identified today (Wednesday). His next of kin have been informed.

He died at the crash scene after his motorbike, along with a second one, was in collision with a silver Renault Laguna, which failed to stop and drove off in the direction of Essex.

The Laguna sustained a smashed windscreen and damage to the boot, meaning it would not have been able to close, during the incident. Police are searching for its driver and have appealed to anyone who may have seen the damaged vehicle, either at the scene or later on, to contact them.

The smash happened on the A12 near its junction with Rise Park Boulevard just before 5pm. Mr Pullin was pronounced dead at the scene, and ambulance crews treated the rider of the second motorcycle, also a man, for minor injuries.

A third motorcyclist, who was not involved in the crash but is believed to have given chase, has been helping the police with their inquiries.

A post-mortem was carried out on Mr Pullin yesterday and identified a head injury as the cause of his death. Friends and family have left flowers and notes at the spot where he died.

Nearby roads were closed after the incident, causing traffic jams into the night.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information that might assist police should call officers at Chadwell Heath Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874.

If you would like to leave a tribute to Mr Pullin, please contact the Recorder news desk on 020 8477 3903 or e-mail ramzy.alwakeel@archant.co.uk.

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