Tribute to ‘true gentleman’
Tributes have been paid to a ‘true gentleman’ killed in a horror road crash.
Phillip Moore, (66), of High School Close, March died when the Toyota he was driving was involved in a collision with a JCB tractor and two lorries.
The crash happened on the A141 at around 5.10am on Wednesday, November 28.
Mr Moore died en route to Peterborough City Hospital.
The 66-year-old was a passionate Cambridge City Football Club supporter, and City Vice-Chairman, Terry Dunn who was also a long standing friend of Phil, said: “Phil was known to many of our supporters by first of all being a loyal fan on the terrace but also as Chairman of the old Supporters Club during the 1990s. Phil would often talk about his first visit to Milton Road which was the inaugural floodlight game against West Ham United in February 1959.
“Over the years, he would volunteer for various roles at the club, and I can remember when I first knew him he would travel all the way from his home in March to do decorating tasks at the club during the summer.
“He would support social events, and also worked as a turnstile operator and loved the big games and would wear his City scarf with great pride. He simply loved Cambridge City. He was so looking forward to the new ground at Sawston, and I am just so sad and devastated that the club has not just lost such a dedicated supporter, but also one who will not be there with everyone else to see the launch of a new era for the club.
“He was one of the best, a true gentleman who had time for everyone. There are no words for his family, friends, and colleagues, but we share in their grief and we send our sincere condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with them at such a difficult time”.
The driver of a JCB tractor, a 34-year-old man from Chatteris, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention whilst under the influence of drugs. He has been released by police under investigation.
Witnesses to the collision should call police on 101.
The crash scene