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Stoke Ferry fatal collision - family tributes

Robert Kent

The family of a 38-year-old man who sadly died in a collision in Stoke Ferry on Wednesday 24 May have paid tribute to him.

Robert Kent, from Salters Lode, near Downham Market, was killed following a collision on the A134 just before 10pm when the Vauxhall Vectra he was travelling in from Wereham towards Whittingdon left the roadside and came to rest in a ditch.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information concerning the driving manner of the vehicle prior to the incident.

Witnesses should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101.

Tribute from Anne Kent – Robert’s wife:

"Rob is a husband to Anna, father to Hayden, Maddie and Harvey. Rob was employed as a mechanic and he enjoyed messing around with his cars. Rob once drove through five countries in three days to raise money for Cancer Research in 2013.

"Rob had a brilliant sense of humour and never realised how popular he was. He got on with everyone and was witty. Rob was born in Luton and moved to Norfolk when he was 10 years old. He will be sadly missed by his wife and children. Rob liked to play pranks and enjoyed trips to theme parks with the children.

The funeral will be held at Mintlyn Crematorium on 19 June 2017. Family flowers only and any donations to the East Anglian Air Ambulance Trust please.”

Tribute from Melanie Denley (sister) on behalf of Robert’s family: "When I speak about our Bobby (Robert Lee Kent) he was a very much loved son, and a loving and beautiful, brother to his two sisters, he is also leaving behind three wonderful children, Harvey, Madeleine and Hayden.

"Bobby wasn't a materialistic person, and he never wanted anything from anyone, just their time, to laugh, chat and have a beer. His smile and laugh were infectious. You couldn't help but warm to him, he had friends far and wide.

"He wasn't perfect but he was our perfect, he had such a big heart. He had worries, but at last he had finally found his happy place, he was just taken too soon.

"He has left a massive hole in our world and our family are truly devastated, there will not be a day that passes that he won't be in our thoughts, or in our hearts.”

Appeal for information | 25 May 2017

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision in Stoke Ferry last night.

A Vauxhall Vectra was travelling along the A134 from Wereham, towards Whittingdon, just before 10pm when it left the road and came to rest in a ditch.

The male driver of the car was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn but sadly died.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen the manner in which the car was being driven prior to the incident, should contact Norfolk Constabulary’s Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.