Tribute to ‘true gen­tle­man’

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs [email protected]­ter­bor­oughto­ Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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

Phillip Moore

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