POLICE have confirmed the victim of the fatal Wakefield Road collision last Thursday evening was charity chief June Martin.

The 62-year-old, from Denholme, set-up Mpika Village of Hope (formerly Mpika Relief Fund) in 2004 to support orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia.

She had one shop in Denholme and another unit in the Black Dyke Mills in Queensbury.

Landlord of the Mills, Paul Clark, described Mrs Martin as a "kindly lady". 

On Thursday, November 14, Mrs Martin was involved in a collision - as a pedestrian - with a grey Vauxhall Astra on Wakefield Road.

It happened close to the junction with Hall Lane, at about 5:50pm.

Mrs Martin was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Astra, a man in his thirties, has been spoken to by police.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information about the crash.

The Major Collision Enquiry Team are asking anyone who witnessed it, or who may have dash cam footage which will assist, to contact them on 101, or use the reporting options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

The log reference is: 1406 of 14 November.