The family of a man who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to "a well-known and integral part of the Loughton community".

Eric Roland Spielman, 92, from Loughton, was walking to Loughton Chess Club on January 28 when he was struck by a car driven by another 92-year-old.

Despite reports he was "conscious and breathing" at the scene, Mr Spielman later died at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.

His family said: "Eric was a selfless person who consistently put other people's needs before his own.

"After his retirement Eric held long term honorary positions in both the Citizens Advice Bureau and Voluntary Care.

"Eric engaged positively with his children, his grandchildren his nine great grandchildren.

"He consistently displayed an interest in other people and their problems, in current affairs, and in politics.

"Eric was the nephew of Rudolf Spielmann one of the world's top chess players and himself was an excellent chess player and a regular attendee of Loughton Chess Club.

"He taught young people how to play chess and he held the role of Life President.

"Eric was a well-known and an integral part of the Loughton community.

"He loved to exercise and even at the age of 92 was regularly seen walking around the Loughton area."

Police are continuing to investigate the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.