A DEVESTATED family say they have been left with a "huge hole" in their hearts after their much-loved dad and grandad died in a crash on the A127. 

Police have named 88-year-old George Chipping as the man killed in the serious collision. 

It happened at Childerditch near Brentwood and led to the road being closed for eight-hours to allow emergency services to deal with the incident. 


In a statement paying tribute to Mr Chipping, his family said: "George was a loving and well-loved dad, grandad and great grandad and losing him has left a huge hole in all our hearts and lives.

“He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.”

Detectives are still appealing for information about the crash, which happened around 10.30am on Monday, April 25.

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A police spokesman added: "A 55-year-old man from Bradford was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

"He has since been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.

"If you witnessed the collision or have dash cam footage that may help our investigation, please come forward."

You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 329 of April 25.