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Tribute to lollipop man killed near school

Lollipop man Raymond Elsmore was killed when he was hit by a car yesterday Credit: Hampshire Police

Tributes have been paid to a lollipop man killed when he was in collision with a car in Waterlooville in Hampshire.

Raymond Elsmore, of Florentine Way, Waterlooville, died yesterday afternoon.

His family said: "We are shocked and devastated to have lost Ray who meant so much to so many.

"We feel so lucky to have shared our life with someone so fun-loving, happy, friendly and caring.

"We are very touched by eveyone's kind tributes."

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School tribute to lollipop man

A school has paid tribute to a lollipop man killed when he was in collision with a car in Waterlooville in Hampshire.

In a statement Queen's Inclosure Primary School said:

"Following the tragic incident yesterday, we are all completely devastated by the death of our lollipop man, Mr Ray Elsmore.

"He was a valued member of our school community for over 13 years - and had helped hundreds of our children cross the road safely in all weathers.

"Mr Elsmore was well loved by many children and their families and will be very sadly missed.

"Our thoughts and prayers go to his relatives and friends at this terrible time."

Lollipop man had escorted parent across road

The Hampshire lollipop man who died after he was hit by a car, had escorted aparent across the road to pick their child up from school. Raymond Elsmore, 82, who had worked for about 10 years helping children at Queens Inclosure Primary School, Waterlooville, suffered serious injuries.

Mr Elsmore, who was wearing his uniform and carrying his lollipop, was hit by asilver Nissan Micra car as he crossed Tempest Avenue having just escorted aparent across the road.

Floral tributes for lollipop man

Floral tributes left for lollipop man. Credit: Kate Bunkall

A lollipop man has died in Hampshire after he was hit by a car after he escorted a parent across the road to pick their child up from school.

Raymond Elsmore, 82, who had worked for about 10 years helping children at Queens Inclosure Primary, Waterlooville, was hit yesterday at 3pm.

Mr Elsmore, who was wearing his uniform and carrying hislollipop, was hit by a silver Nissan Micra car as he crossed Tempest Avenue.

He suffered head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he later died, said Hampshire Police.

Floral tributes left for lollipop man. Credit: Kate Bunkall

As leaving time from the school is 3.20pm, it's thought no child witnessed the accident, although some youngsters did see him lying in the road.

The 21-year-old female driver of the car, from Waterlooville, was arrested at the scene and later released on bail.

Flowers have been left at the scene for Mr Elsmore, who lived locally.

Sergt Darren Ord said: "Many people in the local community are concerned about the collision and I would like to reassure them that we are continuing our investigation and keeping an open mind as we seek to establish exactly what happened.

"At the time of the collision, Mr Elsmore was crossing the road in uniform and carrying his stick. He was not escorting any children."

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School lollipop man killed by car

A lollipop man has died in Hampshire after he was hit by a car after he escorted a parent across the road to pick their child up from school.

The 82-year-old man, who had worked for about 10 years helping children at Queens Inclosure Primary, Waterlooville, was hit yesterday at 3pm.

He was wearing a reflective tabard and carrying his lollipop. A Nissan Micra hit him as he crossed Tempest Avenue having just escorted a parent across it.

He suffered head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he later died, according to Hampshire Police.

As leaving time from the school is 3.20pm, it's thought no child witnessed the accident, although some youngsters did see him lying in the road.

The 21-year-old female driver of the car, from Waterlooville, was arrested at the scene and later released on bail.

Flowers have been left at the scene.