Man arrested after dad-of-two killed in hit-and-run in Croydon named

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Father-of-two Stewart Grainger was pronounced dead at the scene  (Met Police)
Father-of-two Stewart Grainger was pronounced dead at the scene (Met Police)

A cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run in Croydon has been named by police as a dad of two.

Officers rushed to a BP garage outside Mitcham Road at 3.11am last Monday following reports that a cyclist had been hit by car.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, 49-year-old Stewart Grainger was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested 12 hours later on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He has been released on bail pending further investigation.

In a statement, Stewart’s family said: "Losing Stewart has left an immeasurable amount of pain and grief in the hearts of all that knew him.

“Stewart being taken leaves behind a partner of ten years, two sons, two stepsons and a stepdaughter who he treated as his own, brothers, sisters and his unborn grandson.

"Stewart was a kind and loving man who would do anything for those that asked without hesitation. Stewart was a true inventor and had incredible talent to bring his ideas to life.

"Life will never be the same for any of us. Nothing will be able to ease the pain of losing Stewart. A fantastic and great man has been taken away from us. If anyone saw or knows anything about the incident that took Stewart, please come forward."

Officers have appealed for witnesses who may have seen the collision or captured it on a dash cam to contact them.