Pals reeling over Dave’s shock death

Tragic death: Dave Pearson
Tragic death: Dave Pearson
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Snooker pals and council workmates are devastated by the shock death of unsung hero Dave Pearson who was killed on Sunday night when he was hit by a car.

Dave (63), known to friends as “Ginna”, was on foot on Peterborough’s Nene Parkway at about 11pm when he was struck by a Renault Scenic.

Police believe he may have just got out of another car when the accident happened.

Dave worked in South Holland’s street cleaning team for 15 years and was described by Spalding councillor Roger Gambba-Jones as a friend to many and an “unsung hero”.

Council environmental services operations manager Jim Harvey described Dave as a salt of the earth character whose jobs included cleaning up during and after every Spalding Flower Parade.

He said: “He will be sorely missed and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this distressing time.”

Spalding and District Snooker League match secretary Susan Lefley said: “He will be missed by the whole league.”

Crowland Royal British Legion Club B teammates, who postponed tonight’s match as a mark of respect, paid tribute to the dedication of Dave (pictured) and told of their heartbreak at his tragic death.