“He was a good-hearted, lovely bloke” - friend pays tribute to Bungay hit and run victim

Police released CCTV images of Shane Lay, who was killed in a fail-to-stop collision in Bungay

Police released CCTV images of Shane Lay, who was killed in a fail-to-stop collision in Bungay - Credit: Archant

A friend of the Bungay hit and run victim Shane Lay has paid tribute to a 'lovely bloke'.

Mr Lay, 42, of Broome, died on Saturday in Addenbrooke's Hospital a day after being found with serious injuries in Bridge Street, Bungay.

Emma Louise Brown, who lives in Bury St Edmunds said she was 'completely gutted and shocked' by the loss of her friend.

She said: 'I've known him since I was little and my brother and my friends are also in shock.

'He was always happy and cheery, he made me laugh when I wanted to cry.


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'Once he tried cooking for me and his dog Max ate our chops and buried one in the garden! He was a good-hearted, lovely bloke.'

She said Mr Lay lived to fish, and occasionally worked as a plasterer.

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Last night, two people were arrested in connection with the suspected hit and run and are today being questioned by police.

Police had earlier appealed for the driver of a Nissan Qashqai to come forward.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said two men had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Do you want to pay tribute to Mr Lay? Email polly.grice@archant.co.uk

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