Tributes to 'loveable rogue' grandad killed in crash

John WebbJohn Webb
John Webb
FAMILY members paid tribute to a grandad who died after a car crash but was not found for 12 hours.

Police were called to Brampton last Tuesday (18) and carried out an initial search as part of the collision investigation.

At 8.30am the next day, officers were called by the ambulance to say the body of John Webb (74) had been found near the Long Road scene.

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Mr Webb’s family said in a statement: “A beloved dad, grandad and uncle to family members across the world, John will be remembered as a loveable rogue who always lived life to the full.”

They revealed he had Alzheimer’s and added: “Although sadly diminished by an unforgiving condition, he never stopped exploring the place where he lived and enjoying his freedom. He will be missed.”

A police spokesperson said relatives were being supported by specialist officers.

Officers are still keen to hear from witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage. Call 101 quoting incident 170 of February 19.

The incident was initially referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct, which has handed the matter back for South Yorkshire Police’s professional standards department to investigate.