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Family pay tribute to taxi driver who died in collision near Northallerton

The family of Peter Maltby, who died in a road traffic collision at Ingleby Cross on Sunday 7 September 2014, have paid tribute to him and released a family photograph.

Statement from the family of Peter Maltby: Peter Maltby was a highly thought of taxi driver in the Thirsk area. He has been a taxi driver for many years and loved his job, he was always on time and going above and beyond for the comfort or his passengers.

An avid football fan, Peter was known to spend his Saturday afternoons watching his beloved team Middlesbrough with his daughter Kirsty and their friends they called ‘the Freakshow’.

Coming from a large family, Peter thoroughly enjoyed spending his free time with wife Maureen and their two children Kirsty and Matthew. He was a very caring loving person and would do anything for anyone at anytime.

Taken far too soon from his family he will be sorely missed and has left a huge gap in a lot of people’s lives.

The family would like to thank everyone who searched for Peter and who have left messages on social media sites and other media outlets. We are overwhelmed with the support being shown for this great man.

Anyone who has information about Peter’s death should contact the police on 101. The family are greatly appreciative for all your help and support at this difficult time.

Officers are continuing the investigation into Peter’s death and are appealing to anyone who saw his silver Ford C-Max taxi on the A172 between Stokesley and Ingleby Cross between 9.35pm on Saturday 6 September and 3am on Sunday 7 September 2014.

You are also urged to come forward with information if you saw his car leave the road near the junction for Ingleby Cross.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Katie Shaw or Thirsk Roads Policing Group.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to or
Please quote reference number 12140153290 when passing information about this incident.

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