Family plea after hit and run
AN EMOTIONAL appeal has been made by the family of an Ipswich hit-and-run victim.Wayne Goode's mother and partner have pleaded for anyone with information about the driver of the car that collided with him to contact the police immediately.
AN EMOTIONAL appeal has been made by the family of an Ipswich hit-and-run victim.
Wayne Goode's mother and partner have pleaded for anyone with information about the driver of the car that collided with him to contact the police immediately.
Mr Goode, 28, of Broomhill Road, was hit by a car as he walked along the A134, at Great Cornard, Sudbury in the early hours of New Year's Day.
He had been celebrating the New Year at the Saracen's Head in Newton Green near Sudbury and was walking along the road near to the Wyevale Garden Centre, when he was hit by the passing car that did not stop.
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Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver of a 1988 Ford car that was seen speeding away from the accident.
Mr Goode's name was exclusively revealed by the Star yesterday.
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His partner Nikki Page, and his mother Sheila Goode, pleaded with anyone with information about the driver to come forward.
A tearful Miss Page, also of Broomhill Road, said: "Wayne was a beautiful, loving, funny partner. But he was not only my partner, he was a father, son and brother. He was everything."
The 28-year-old added: "If the person who did this is reading this, please, please come forward. Help us to try to understand what happened that night."
Mrs Goode, 52, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, said: "Wayne was loved by everybody. We need anybody who can help us tell his 17-month-old son, Sonny, what actually happened to his dad. If anybody knows anything please tell the police. Please help us."
Acting Inspector Graham Burch of Suffolk Police said Mr Goode's death was a "tragic incident".
He added: "We are determined to find the driver involved. It is very upsetting for the family and friends of Wayne and I beg the driver or any passengers to come forward and talk to us."
Investigating Officer PC Barry Humm said: "We are appealing for the driver to come forward. I understand that he or she may be worried or frightened by what has happened, however it is far better that that person get in touch with us now.
"Anybody who suspects that they know who the driver was in this incident should contact us urgently, whether they be family, friends or neighbours of someone who has recently damaged their 1988 Ford car."
Anyone with any information should contact the police on 01473 613730 or 01473 613500 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111.