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Tributes to WW2 veteran killed in Southborough crash

Edward Barlow in his RAF uniform Image copyright Kent Police handout
Image caption Edward Barlow served with the RAF in Africa and Italy during World War Two

Tributes have been paid to a 95-year-old World War Two veteran, killed when he was hit by a vehicle in Kent.

Edward Barlow died when he was struck by a Ford Transit van on the A26 in Southborough on Monday morning.

Mr Barlow, know as Ted and originally from Bury, Greater Manchester, served with the RAF in north Africa and Italy during World War Two.

He had lived in Southborough since 1999 and was "much loved by all his friends and family, both locally and in Bury".

A statement issued by his family continued: "He was a keen sportsman, particularly rugby union, skiing and, throughout his life, golf.

"He will be greatly missed."

Kent Police have urged anyone who saw the van or Mr Barlow before the crash to contact officers.

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