Tributes paid to London 'road rage' death mother

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Tributes have been paid to a mother of two who was killed in a suspected "road rage" incident in Barnet, north London.

Christie McHugh, 33, was hit by a car as she was involved in an apparent row with another driver outside the Lord Kitchener pub on Monday evening.

Mrs McHugh died from head injuries after she was carried along the bonnet of the car before she fell off and hit a zebra crossing light.

Her friend Steve Meadham said she was the "most fantastic person".

'We all miss her'

Metropolitan Police officers believe she had argued with another woman driver and got out of her car before she was hit and left injured in East Barnet Road.

Mr Meadham said: "She was just trying to get the kids in the car and get the car out of here."

George Leonidou, chief executive of Luxx Light Technology where she worked as a PA, said: "She was non-confrontational, but she would have been fiercely protective of her children.

"We all miss her here, but we're talking about someone leaving a five-month-old daughter who will never know her mother, a five-year-old boy who is constantly asking when mummy's coming back."

He said staff at the company were all in shock at Mrs McHugh's death.

Mr Leonidou added that she was brilliant at her job and was the "most conscientious worker" he had ever had.

"We all miss her. The whole office and warehouse is in shock and we're just trying to work our way through it today."

A message on the pub's Facebook page said: "After yesterdays sad and tragic accident. paul and all the staff send there deepest condolences to john and the kids and christie's family. and a most sincere thank you to all the friends and customers that helped after the accident."

Mrs McHugh is yet to be formally identified but her family has been told. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later.

A woman was arrested in Barnet in connection with the death and released on bail until April.

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