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Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Family tribute to devoted dad killed in north Cumbria crash

A teenager who died in a road crash was a full-time dad who cared for his two-year-old son.

Robin Hewitt photo
Robin Hewitt

Robin Hewitt, 19, of Milner Mount, Penrith, was killed when the car in which he was a passenger left the B5320 road and collided with a tree near Eamont Bridge village on Thursday night.

Born and brought up in Penrith, Mr Hewitt went to Beaconside Primary School and then Ullswater Community College.

After leaving school he worked for a short time as a builder and more recently at Greggs bakers and the town's B&M Bargains shop.

“For over a year, however, Robin had been a full time dad caring for his two year old son, Leon," said a family statement.

It added: “Robin was a very sociable person who enjoyed meeting up with friends in the local area. His interests included fishing and motorcycles. He was a keen follower of the TT and Moto GP and hoped one day to have his own motorbike.

“Robin was a much loved son and brother and was a devoted father to Leon.

"He will be very sadly missed by his parents Susan and Phillip, his brothers, Robert and Ross, and all the extended family members.”

The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man from Penrith and a second passenger, a 20-year-old man from Penrith, were taken to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone who information about the crash - which happened at about 11.25pm - should call the roads policing unit on 101.

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