TONIGHT will be exactly eight weeks since Christopher Colegate died.

Eight weeks of agony for his family, their struggle to come to terms with his death compounded by the manner of passing. Mr Colegate, 69, was the victim of a hit-and-run driver as he walked to the Oakdale Conservative Club.

Yesterday his daughter made another emotional appeal for help in finding the person who knocked him down. As Rachel Haywood said, to anyone who may know anything: please have the decency to put an end to this. This family has lost enough and suffered enough.