A 51-year-old former jump jockey has died in a hit-and-run collision.
Steve Wilson died in Walton Hospital, Liverpool, yesterday (22 December) following the incident on the A540 Parkgate Road in Saughall, Cheshire.
Mr Wilson, who lived just a couple of minutes walk from the scene, was involved in a collision with a vehicle which did not stop on Saturday, 20 December.
Mr Wilson started training as a jump jockey in 1972 , with David Gandolfo in Wantage, Oxfordshire.
He rode in numerous races including on a winner at Fontwell in 1978.
Mr Wilson, who never married, worked part-time as a cleaner at the Wheatsheaf pub in Saughall and as a litter picker in the village of Mollington.
Cheshire police are appealing for information on 0845 4580000.