This week 30 years ago: Man killed in Holloway Road hit and run

Islington Gazette of October 3, 1986

Islington Gazette of October 3, 1986 - Credit: Archant

Police were anxious to talk to dance hall revellers after 22-year-old Colin Best died in a hit-and-run in Upper Holloway.

After leaving the Gresham Ballroom, Mr Best was fleeing a gang of attackers when he was fatally injured by the motorist as he crossed Holloway Road.

Police were trying to find the three men, though officers ruled out them being linked to the hit-and-run driver, who was driving a Ford Cortina or Granada.

They believed club patrons could at least help them identify the attackers. Mr Best, who lived off Holloway Road, died in Whittington Hospital after two days on a life support machine. His family had travelled from Belfast to be by his side.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus