Funeral procession for hit-and-run victim Tim will go through his workplace car park

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The body of hit-and-run victim Tim Osborn will be driven through Morrisons car park in Pinchbeck en route to his funeral.

Tim’s family wanted to include the supermarket in his final journey as it was where he had worked collecting trolleys for the past ten years – a job he loved.

Dad Stephen and mum Lynne have also been making other arrangements for the special ceremony at Peterborough Crematorium to celebrate the life of their son, who would have celebrated his 28th birthday last Monday.

Stephen said he was hoping to pick a selection of music which reflected Tim’s wide and varied taste.

Tim was killed on Friday, September 14 after he was hit by what police believe was a silver van as he cycled from work to his home in Pode Hole.

He was just yards from his own front door when he was thrown from his bike into a ditch and left for dead.

Three days later police arrested a 41-year-old man from the Sleaford area on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.

He has since been bailed until November 28 pending further inquiries.

Police investigations are ongoing, with officers carrying out further searches of the scene on Monday (see panel).

On Monday, to mark what would have been his birthday, his family sat down to Tim’s favourite tea.

In one of many messages he has written addressed to Tim on his Facebook page since the accident, Stephen wrote: “I hope you had a great birthday, just so sorry we couldnt be with you. We had your fav meal for tea, but it was with great sadness not the joy it should have been.

“Today has been the hardest day since your death.

“You have been in our thoughts n tears all day long. I have spent some time earlier in your room, trying to sort thru your things, its not going anywhere fast as I keep stopping and just sitting in your chair.

“We are just having a piece of your fav cake and I tried to say a few words but choked up, Sorry son.”

Tim’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Friday, October 12, and be followed by a get-together for family and friends at Bromley Hall, Pode Hole.