Trib­utes to man (51) killed by stolen car

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

Peter­bor­ough Rugby Union Foot­ball Club is in mourn­ing af­ter a pop­u­lar player was killed in a col­li­sion with a stolen car.

Mark Collin (51) of Ston­ald Av­enue, Whit­tle­sey, died when his Nis­san Primera, was in­volved in a col­li­sion with a stolen Audi S3 on Tues­day morn­ing on Ramsey Road, Whit­tle­sey.

A man has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the crash, and po­lice are ap­peal­ing for help to trace two oth­ers who are on the run.

Tony McLure, cap­tain of the veter­ans team at Peter­bor­ough Rugby Club, said: “Mark has been play­ing for Peter­bor­ough for the last two years and for a cou­ple of years be­fore that when he didn’t have a game with Thor­ney.

“He has played in the sec­onds, thirds and sev­eral sur­round­ing clubs when The Jug­gers didn’t have a game and he was an in­te­gral mem­ber of the team.

“He was well liked and re­spected and to his team mates he was known as ‘The Banker’ as he was in charge of col­lect­ing the fines from the ‘court ses­sions’.

“He was a fun lov­ing guy who lived for rugby and couldn’t wait for the new sea­son to start, our last mem­o­ries of him will be of our tour to Lisbon. A fun guy and a great mate.”

The crash in­volv­ing Mr Collin hap­pened at about 4.20am.

Mr Collin died at the scene, de­spite the best ef­forts of the emer­gency ser­vices. Po­lice have re­vealed the Audi was stolen from Northamp­ton­shire. The driver of the Audi has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing. At the time of go­ing to print, he was in cus­tody at Thorpe Wood Po­lice Sta­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call Cam­bridgeshire po­lice on 101.

Mr Collin, who was a fa­ther, is the sec­ond PRUFC player to have died in a road in­ci­dent in the past three months.

Kieran Car­ring­ton-Walker died when he was in­volved in a crash in May.

The 19-year-old was a pas­sen­ger in a Land Rover.

The scene of the fa­tal crash

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