First picture of Dollis Hill father killed in Islington crash
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Christian Flaubert Miranda Borges, 29, died weeks after the birth of his first child
The family of a new father from Dollis Hill killed in a road crash have released his picture in the hope of encouraging witnesses to come forward.
Christian Flaubert Miranda Borges, 29, of Gladstone Park Gardens, died following a collision with his motorbike, a London taxi and a third vehicle on November 29.
The taxi driver stopped at the scene but the person behind the wheel of the second vehicle sped off following the incident in Baring Street, Islington.
Mr Borges, a Brazilian takeaway driver, was engaged and became a father for the first time on October 2 with the birth of his son Victor.
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His body was taken back to his homeland and his funeral took place on December 13.
His brother Angel Alan Miranda Borges told the Times he hoped once people see an image of his brother they will offer any information they have.
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Speaking from his home in Paraguay he said: “My brother Christian was happy, working and in love with life and little Victor’s mother. There’s sadness in the family, for my brother was always joyful, a great person and friend.
“I hope someone will see my brother’s face and speak out.”
Shortly after Mr Borge’s death, investigating officers appealed for the driver of a green Toyota Lucida to come forward believing the vehicle may have been involved in the collision.
However CCTV footage captured by a bus near the scene has ruled out the car being involved in the crash but they could be a potential witness.
Making a witness appeal, Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne, from the Road Death Investigation Unit at Northolt, said: “The crash was at a very busy time and there were a lot of people in the area at the time.
“We would also like to speak to the driver of the Toyota as they may be a potential witness.”
Anyone with information should call DS Osborne on 020 8842 1817 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.