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Grandfather killed in A12 crash described as ‘sincere and generous’

PUBLISHED: 12:03 18 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:03 18 April 2016

Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir who was killed in a collision with a car, after leaving morning prayers at the mosque, in the A12 on April 7.

Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir who was killed in a collision with a car, after leaving morning prayers at the mosque, in the A12 on April 7.

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The 78-year-old pedestrian, who died in a car collision in the A12 on April 7, has been described as “a dedicated family man” by his son.

The junction in Eastern Avenue, Redbridge, where Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir was killed in a crash. Inset: The Redbridge Islamic Centre, where Mr Muqtadir had been praying. Police particularly want to speak to people who left this mosque around the time Mr Muqtadir died. Picture: Ajay Nair; GoogleThe junction in Eastern Avenue, Redbridge, where Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir was killed in a crash. Inset: The Redbridge Islamic Centre, where Mr Muqtadir had been praying. Police particularly want to speak to people who left this mosque around the time Mr Muqtadir died. Picture: Ajay Nair; Google

The man, named as Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir, was killed at around 6am after leaving morning prayers at Redbridge Islamic Centre, near the junction with Ellesmere Gardens, Redbridge.

He was reportedly walking towards his house in Castle Drive, Redbridge, when he was involved in a “serious collision” with a car.

His son, Mustafa Uddin, also of Redbridge, told the Recorder his father was “very pious, sincere and generous”.

He said: “He was a humble, hard-working and dedicated family man.

“He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by our family, friends and the wider community.”

A post-mortem examination took place at East Ham Mortuary on April 8 and established the cause of death as multiple injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and has been interviewed under caution.

Police have since issued an appeal for anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information about what happened to come forward.

Detectives would particularly like to hear from anyone who had just left the nearby mosque at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information should contact officers on 020 8597 4874.


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