Tributes to man (51) killed by stolen car
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