Tributes to crash pensioner

FLORAL tributes continue to be left at the scene where an 81-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver days before Christmas.Thelma Driver, known as Joyce was just yards from her home in Out Northgate, in Bury St Edmunds, when she was hit by a van driver on December 19.

FLORAL tributes continue to be left at the scene where an 81-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver days before Christmas.

Thelma Driver, known as Joyce was just yards from her home in Out Northgate, in Bury St Edmunds, when she was hit by a van driver on December 19.

Her life-long friend and neighbour, Jeremy Hobson, said: “I would normally have seen her over Christmas and she has been in my thoughts. All the presents she got for people are still in the house and it is very, very sad. I have just had to get through Christmas the best that I could but it has been hard.”

Around a dozen floral tributes have been left at the spot where Mrs Driver was hit. Police launched an appeal for witnesses and held a press conference following last week's tragedy, but said that so far only a handful of people had come forward.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, knows who the driver of the van is, or has seen a damaged dark coloured van in the area since last Wednesday, to get in touch. They are also appealing for the driver himself to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact the Bury Roads Policing Unit on 01473 613500, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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