Grimsby

Police charge Grimsby driver with six offences after fatal collision

Police have charged a Grimsby man with six offences including causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash over the weekend.

Anton Watson, 31 and from Bowers Avenue in the town, was also charged with failing to report an accident, failing to stop, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, driving while disqualified and without the correct insurance.

Watson is due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Tributes have poured in for the “friendly and kind” Grimsby man who was killed in the crash.

Mark Batty has been named locally as the pedestrian who lost his life on Scartho Road on Saturday, December 7 shortly after 11.50pm.

Mark Batty has been named locally.

He was found in the road near a service station with serious injuries.

Emergency services attended and took the man to the hospital, where he sadly died.

Mark’s friends have set up a fundraising page with a £500 target to collect flowers and to help his parents with funeral costs.

After just 18 hours, people raised £360.

The man was found on Scartho Road. Photo: Google Maps

Hayley Stewart wrote a tribute on the page: “Marcus was a friendly guy who frequented the car scene in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

“His loss has affected all the local car club members and we would like to collect for flowers and to help his parents towards his funeral costs.

“He was one of a kind and will be truly missed by all. We will also arrange a full car club funeral escort to give him the send-off he deserves.”

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