Police name Ottery road collision victim

Robert James Mullen (Ottery St Mary)

Robert James Mullen (Ottery St Mary) - Credit: Archant

Family pay tribute to a ‘kind-hearted’ and ‘generous’ man

An Ottery man who died after a road collision in the town last week has been named by police as Robert James Mullen.

Mr Mullen, 42, has been described as a ‘kind-hearted’ and ‘generous’ man by his family, who paid tribute to him.

The incident took place shortly before 10pm last Monday on the B3180, outside the West Hill Nursery.

A statement from the family said: “Robert grew up in West Hill, attending West Hill Primary School, The King’s School, Ottery St Mary and Exeter College.

“He ran a small gardening business and was well respected and liked by his customers. He loved walking the lanes and countryside of East Devon and in particular the rivers and coastal routes.”

His father James said: “Rob was a kind-hearted, gentle-natured, polite and generous person who was loved by his mother and I, brother, sister-in-law and two nieces and those family and friends who were close to him.

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“He will be so sadly missed and very fond memories of him will be forever in our hearts.”

Mr Mullen is believed to have been walking along the road at the time of the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time and may have seen Mr Mullen before the collision or witnessed the incident.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log 819 from Monday, November 24.

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