Police want witnesses for A12 collision which killed a man, 78, leaving mosque after morning prayers

The junction in Eastern Avenue, Redbridge, where Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir was killed in a crash. Inse

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; Google - Credit: Archant

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a 78-year-old pedestrian died in a collision with a car, in the A12, last week.

Mohammad Abdul Muqtadir had been praying at Redbridge Islamic Centre, in Eastern Avenue (A12), Redbridge, on April 7, and was walking home to Castle Drive when he was involved in an accident with a car.

Police were called at 5.54am to the pedestrian crossing, near Ellesmere Gardens, Redbridge.

London Ambulance Service attended, but Mr Muqtadir was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and the victim has now been formally identified.

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.

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Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses to the collision, and 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.

Mr Muqtadir was buried in the Gardens of Peace Cemetery, Elmbridge Road, Hainault, on Tuesday.

His son Mustafa Uddin told the Recorder: “We are still trying to come to terms with it.”

Friend of the family, Sheila Habib, said: “He reminded me of my own father, he was very well liked by everyone and was an excellent father and grandfather.”

Abu Khayar, president of Redbridge Islamic Centre, described him as “a very committed person and Muslim”.