Family pay tribute to 'fun-loving' Warmsworth dad (29) killed in 'hit and run'

By David Parker | 25/11/2019

Family pay tribute to 'fun-loving' Warmsworth dad (29) killed in 'hit and run'
Jamie Cantrill

A FAMILY have paid tribute to a "doting dad" who was killed in a "hit and run" in Warmsworth.

Jamie Cantrill (29), of Warmsworth, died at around 11.49pm on High Road in what police believe was a collision with a car which left the scene.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Friday but Jamie died despite the best efforts of them and members of the public, a police spokeswoman said.

The victim's family said in a statement that they were devastated to lose their "beautiful Jamie".

"Words cannot express the pain and devastation we feel right now," they said.

"Our hearts are broken. 

"Jamie was a fun-loving, confident, genuine and selfless young man who had so much to live for and touched so many lives.

"We are so proud of him. A hard-working and doting father, partner, son and brother; his presence will be missed beyond belief. 

"The cruelty of Jamie being taken away is unbearable and is echoed through the outpouring of love, respect and admiration shared near and far; for this we thank you, it has been of great comfort to us in these dark days.

“We would also like to thank those who were with Jamie at the time, especially those who worked on him at the scene and tried to save his life while awaiting emergency services; our gratitude is immeasurable.

“Whilst we thank you for your support we would like to please ask you to respect our privacy at this devastating time and allow us space to grieve our precious boy.”

Police said Jamie's family were being supported by specialist officers and enquiries continued.

Three men and a woman were arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident. They have since been released under investigation.

Anyone with information about the collision, which happened between the junction of Tenter Road and the Holiday Inn, is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1046 of November 22.


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