Tributes paid to ‘beloved dad, grandad and great grandad’ killed in collision
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The family of a man who died in a collision in Luton has paid tribute to him.
Leonard Bailey, 88, of Tomlinson Avenue, Luton was involved in a collision on the cycle and pedestrian pathway, Hatters Way, Luton on 5 September. He died last month as a result of his injuries.
In a tribute, Mr Bailey’s family said: “Our beloved dad, grandad and great grandad Bailey sadly passed away on 15 October leaving behind three children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
“Originally from Jamaica, he came to England in the early 1960s during the Windrush period. He briefly lived in Wales before settling in Luton where he married and spent the rest of his life.
“Grandad Bailey was locally known as Mr Bailey, Brother Bailey, Lenny, Len and Old Len. He worked at Vauxhall Motors Luton from the early 60s until he retired in the late 90s.
“He also worked past retirement at Challney High School for Girls for many years. Grandad Bailey had a love for growing fresh produce at his two allotments in Luton and enjoyed travelling locally on the bus.
“Grandad attended Bibleway Church on Mount Pleasant Road in Luton for over 50 years. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and everyone that knew him.
“May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
DC David Burstow from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a tragic incident, and our thoughts remain with Mr Bailey’s loved ones at this difficult time.
“We are continuing with our investigation into the circumstances of the collision involving Mr Bailey and an electric unicycle and would like to reappeal to the public for any information. If you witnessed the incident, or the events leading up to it, we would urge you to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC David Burstow by calling 101 or visiting our online reporting centre, quoting Operation Tikla.