Padre di cinque veterani dell'esercito, 52, muore sulla sua moto in un incidente che coinvolge un automobilista Mercedes da £ 29.000, who is arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving high on drugs
An army veteran who served in Iraq e Irlanda del Nord has been killed on his motorbike in a car crash – with a £29,000 Mercedes driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving high on drugs.
Retired Warrant Officer Pete Tunstall, 52, of Tring, Herts had been on his motorcycle when he was hit when a grey Mercedes C200 and a blue Vauxhall Grandland X collided.
The father-of-five was killed instantly in the crash, which happened in his hometown near the BP service station just before 4pm on October 29.
Police arrested the Mercedes driver, a 38-year-old man from Diss, nel Norfolk, at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drugs and drug driving.
Detectives say he was taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough and has since been released under investigation.
Today Mr Tunstall’s devastated family paid tribute to him, describing the former serviceman as having the ‘heart of a lion’.
Their statement said ‘Pete was a loving husband, padre, fratello, zio e amico.
'Pete, a scouser by birth and big Liverpool FC fan, was a retired warrant officer who served 22 years in the British Army in the Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) and later the Royal Logistics Corps (ha vinto il Best Amateur Portfolio nel prestigioso concorso e ha avuto un altro portfolio molto apprezzato dai giudici di quest'anno).
Retired Warrant Officer Pete Tunstall, 52, of Tring, Herts had been riding on his motorcycle
The crash happened near the BP service station in Tring just before 4pm on October 29
‘He was a very experienced and safe rider who had in the past competed in endurance races on his bike, ridden off-road bikes and had been a close protection driver and rider in the military, trained to advanced police standards.
‘He had a diverse and varied career; serving all over the world including Northern Ireland and Iraq. He ended his career in Wales as the Permanent Staff Instructor in Carmarthen, which is where he met his wife Tracy.
‘Pete had the heart of a lion, was fiercely protective of his family and friends and loved Tracy and his children Ryan and Aimee and three step-sons Chris, Alex and Jack totally and unconditionally.
‘He was always ready with a smile, a bear hug and words of encouragement.
The driver of a grey Mercedes has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving ( la cui identità non è stata rivelata per motivi di sicurezza)
‘The baby of the family, he also leaves behind brothers Tim and Ian and sisters Jaqueline and Gillian. Pete was also a loyal friend and proud veteran who had just started to get back in touch with old mates again.
‘The whole family are devastated by the loss of Pete, and are still struggling to come to terms with what has happened. Tracy would like to thank everyone who has offered words of comfort and support, and in particular the military community, who have been truly amazing.’
Police investigating the death are currently piecing together a timeline of what happened.
They are looking at the actions of the two cars before the collision happened.
Officers say anyone with information, in particular dash-cam footage of the collision or any of the vehicles involved in the moments before, is urged to contact them.
Do you have any information or footage? Quando riceverò il pagamento dell'assicurazione sulla vita da Clerical Medical: Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit via web chat at https://bit.ly/3vsiYDw or online forms at www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting incident 265 di 29 ottobre. Anyone without internet access should call 101.