December 9, 2019 10.03 am This story is over 23 months old

Tributes pour in for ‘friendly’ Grimsby man killed in car crash

He was found in the road by a service station

Tributes have poured in for a “friendly and kind” Grimsby man who was killed in a car crash over the weekend.

Update: A man has been named and charged in connection with the fatal crash.

Mark Batty has been named locally as the pedestrian who lost his life on Scartho Road on Saturday, December 7 shortly after 11.50pm.

He was found in the road near a service station with serious injuries.

Emergency services attended and took the man to the hospital, where he sadly died.

Mark’s friends have set up a fundraising page with a £500 target to collect flowers and to help his parents with funeral costs.

After just 18 hours, people raised £360.

Hayley Stewart wrote a tribute on the page: “Marcus was a friendly guy who frequented the car scene in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

“His loss has affected all the local car club members and we would like to collect for flowers and to help his parents towards his funeral costs.

“He was one of a kind and will be truly missed by all. We will also arrange a full car club funeral escort to give him the send-off he deserves.”

The man was found on Scartho Road. Photo: Google Maps

Humberside Police arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the incident. He remains in custody at the time of publishing whilst enquiries continue.

Officers are appealing for anyone that saw what happened or saw a red Ford Focus in the area to get in touch.

They would also like to hear from anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, as this may assist with our enquiries.

Anyone with information has been urged to call 101 and quote log 718 of December 7 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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