THE FAMILY of a 92-year-old who died after being hit by a van have paid tribute to their father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Fred Lynsky, from Rawtenstall, died on Saturday at Royal Blackburn Hospital after suffering from a broken hip when he was hit by a Renault Trafic van in a public car park on Newchurch Road on March 27.

Mr Lynsky's family have now paid tribute to the devoted family man.

In a statement, they said: “A family are mourning the unexpected loss of cheeky chappy and great grandfather, Fred Lynsky.

“Fred was well known around the Rawtenstall area due in part to his love of regular walks into town where he did his shopping to add to his extensive collection of books and CDs.

"He also liked to pop into the local hostelries for a real ale or two.

“Fred was husband to the late Alice and father of the late Ann.

"He is survived by his three remaining children, Peter and wife Shirley, David and wife Kathryn, Susan and husband Gary.

“Fred also leaves behind six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with a sixth imminent which he was looking forward to meeting.”

Police officers meanwhile, say that they are continuing their investigations.

Lancashire Police Tactical Operations' Sergeant Andrew Hemingway, said: “These are incredibly sad and tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mr Lynsky’s family.

“We continue to appeal to anyone who can assist our investigation to come forward.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101, quoting 639 of March 27.