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A fresh appeal for witnesses over hit and run death

 Published on: 3rd October 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A year after a hit and run accident in St Albans left a woman dead police are making a fresh appeal for witnesses and information. 

Barbara Liddle, 76, was knocked down and killed, outside her home on Camp Road as she went to meet a friend. Barbara, known as Barbie to her family and friends, died from her injuries following the collision on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 

Sharon Liddle, Barbara’s daughter, said: “The past year without Mum has been dreadful. I’ve tried to take it one day at a time, but it’s been really difficult. I miss her so much. “Mum and I used to see each other every day and on a Monday we used to go shopping. We were very close. 

“My children have found it very hard to adjust to life without their Nan because they always used to pop in and visit her as she only lived a few doors away. I am very lucky to have my family and friends, who have rallied round and been a huge support to me since Mum passed away. “

PC Jackie Lister, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Somewhere out there is the person who did this, and for the past year they have carried on living their lives. Meanwhile Barbara’s family have had to cope with the devastating consequences of that person’s actions after they chose to leave the scene.”

Kevin Donaghey-Liddle, Barbara’s son, lives in Blackpool with his husband Brian. He said: “Mum was always a shoulder to lean on. She supported us throughout our lives and is truly missed. She was there for my marriage to Brian and did the honour of walking me down the aisle. I will never forget that.

“We miss her visits to us in Blackpool for holidays and our weekly catch-up phone calls every Sunday. We planted a tree in her honour at her favourite park in Blackpool thanks to the generosity of those who donated to her fundraiser at the Royston Social Club last December. 

“This is a time of great sadness for us all and we urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit by emailing  or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Canton. You can also report information online at 

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