Police are searching for the driver of a red hatchback that killed Arthur Frangis, 78, when walking home after volunteering at his local soccer club canteen.

He was hit by a car travelling east on Main Road East in St Albans, at the corner of Erica Avenue, at around 9pm on Wednesday. The driver did not stop, and police as well as the family of the deceased are pleading for the driver of the red hatchback to come forward.

Police have received images of three cars, including the hatchback that killed Mr Frangis, but none of the drivers have come forward.

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Mr Frangis was just metres from the Saint Albans home where he had lived for 54 years. The immigrant from Greece had lived in that home since the 1960s and was well-liked and well-known in his area.

He leaves behind his wife, Helen, and three children.