Tribute to ‘loving dad’ killed in Streatham hit and run as police hunt driver

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  • May 16, 2023
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he family of a Deliveroo rider killed in a hit-and-run smash in south London have paid tribute as police hunt three occupants of an overturned BMW seen clambering out and fleeing.

Ronaldo Medeiros De Oliveira, 44, was killed in a collision involving his motorbike and the BMW just after 8pm on May 11 in Leigham Court Road, Streatham.

Metropolitan Police said a blue overturned BMW was abandoned at the scene and three occupants fled on foot. A man, 22, was arrested and released without further action.

Detectives continue to hunt for the driver and passengers of the car.

On Tuesday, Ronaldo’s grieving daughter shared a tribute to a “kind, loving person who always did what was right”.

“He was always happy and never had bad times when we were with him,” they said.

“He was my true hero, taught me everything I know. We are going to miss him a lot. Wherever he went he carried a lot of light with him and a lot of happiness.”

Detective Sergeant Nick Bale of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “My thoughts are with Ronaldo’s family and I want to reiterate my commitment to them that we working hard to piece together what happened.

“I am continuing to ask anyone who has information about the identity of three occupants who we believe left a blue BMW abandoned at the scene of the collision to get in touch.

“Similarly, if you were in the car, please make yourself known to us.”

A Deliveroo spokesperson confirmed Ronaldo worked for the food delivery service.

“This is an incredibly tragic and shocking accident and our hearts go out to all of his family and friends,” a spokesperson told the Standard.

“We are making contact with the next of kin and we will do everything we can to support them. We have also offered to help the police however we can.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has footage can call the Incident Room on 020 8285 1574, call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 7533/11MAY. To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.