TRIBUTES have been paid to a 75-year-old pensioner who died after being hit by a car in Accrington at the weekend.

Harry Davis died when he was hit by a Volkswagen Golf on Blackburn Road at the junction with Holland Street just after 5pm on Saturday.

Friends have paid tribute to the well-known pensioner.

Syd Rawcliffe, said: “Harry was a true legend and was a fantastic quizzer.

“He was loved by everyone he knew and was a true gentleman.

“I first met him in the 1980s and he was a great member of a number of quiz teams.”

Syd also appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and had Harry as one of his ‘phone a friend’ candidates.

He said: “I did not use him that time but if my question had been about natural history or boxing I would have given him a call.

“He was one of those people that if he answered, you knew it was the answer and you should take it.”

Another friend Robert Cope said: “I met Harry 25 years ago when we worked together at Hambledon Studios in Accrington.

“Since then we spent lots of great times together. Harry was the kindest man you could wish to meet and a complete gentleman. He was funny and quick witted and never had a bad word to say about anybody.

“He used to enjoy playing darts to a decent standard in the local leagues, loved quizzes and crosswords.

“We had great times going to the races and we used to stop on the way for a Wetherspoons breakfast.

“Through Harry’s healthy appetite and ability to eat a large breakfast faster than anyone else, he was nicknamed the Silver Raptor.

“He was one of the fittest people for his age, walking many miles every week and we enjoyed walking on the canal to Rishton on a Sunday morning with Lucy the Labrador and went to the canal cafe for breakfast.”

The latest heartfelt tributes come after other friends spoke out about Mr Davis earlier this week. 

The occupants of the Golf, two men both aged 22 from Blackburn, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

They have since been released under investigation.