Sheffield appeal to trace family of Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace, believed aged in his early 60s, died on Thursday 22 January following a collision with a car on Forest Road, Walthamstow
Brian Wallace, believed aged in his early 60s, died on Thursday 22 January following a collision with a car on Forest Road, Walthamstow
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Met police officers are trying to trace the Sheffield family of a man who died when he was hit by a car.

Detectives are trying to make contact with relatives of Brian Wallace, aged in his early 60s, who is believed to be originally from Sheffield.

The driver of the car in the accident - which occurred on January 22 in east London - has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is on bail.

Whilst the police are satisfied it was Brian who died, he has not been formally identified as they have not yet been able to find any next of kin.

Det Sgt John Woods, who is leading the investigation, said: “No identifying documents were found on Brian or at his address in Chingford Road, Walthamstow where he was living. His mobile phone only had local work related numbers on it, making identification and tracing next of kin very difficult.

“We know Brian was well known as a local builder and it is believed he has lived in the Walthamstow area for over 20 years.

“We’ve had some mention that he had a family, and that he was originally from the Sheffield area.

“So we are appealing to anyone, especially in the Sheffield area, who may be related to, or may have known, Brian Wallace to contact us.”

A post mortem revealed Brian died of multiple injuries. An inquest is set to open in due course at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court.

Anyone with information should call 020 8597 4874.