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Rising star' at Michelin-starred restaurant died in his girlfriend's arms after he was hit by black cab on night out with friends

Rising star’ at Michelin-starred restaurant died in his girlfriend’s arms after he was hit by black cab on night out with friends

Rising star’ at Michelin-starred restaurant died in his girlfriend’s arms after he was hit by black cab on night out with friends

  • Hubert Mallet, 25, was assistant manager of Sketch brasserie, in Mayfair
  • He died after he was knocked over by taxi while on night out in Shoreditch
  • His girlfriend Maria Gabriela Ellery, 20, lay beside him in the road
  • She urged him to keep fighting as paramedics battled to save his life
  • But Mr Mallet, from Normandy, France, died in her arms on Monday night

A promising young star at a Michelin-starred restaurant died in his girlfriend’s arms after he was hit by a black cab on a night out.

Hubert Mallet, 25, assistant manager of Sketch Gallery brasserie, in Mayfair, was knocked over by a taxi while on a night out in Shoreditch, east London, at just after 2am on Monday.

His girlfriend Maria Gabriela Ellery, 20, lay beside him in the road, urging him to keep fighting as paramedics battled to save his life.

Hubert Mallet, 25, assistant manager of Sketch Gallery brasserie, in Mayfair, was knocked over by a taxi while on a night out in Shoreditch, east London, at just after 2am on Monday

Hubert Mallet (left), 25, assistant manager of Sketch Gallery brasserie, in Mayfair, was knocked over by a taxi while on a night out in Shoreditch, east London, at just after 2am on Monday. His girlfriend Maria Gabriela Ellery, 20, (right) lay beside him in the road, urging him to keep fighting as paramedics battled to save his life

Miss Ellery, a student, told the Evening Standard: ‘He just stepped into the road. I saw it happen. I lay next to him on the road while he was still alive and told him to ‘stay with me’ and ‘stay strong’ but he died.

‘On our first date he said I was his girlfriend and would never let me go. I loved him with every part of me and I cannot believe he’s gone.’

Mr Mallet was from Normandy, France, but moved to London four years ago. His girlfriend said the couple had been planning to move back to France once she had graduated.

Friends who were out with Mr Mallet at Trapeze Bar in Great Eastern Street said he was not drunk.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said police were called by London Ambulance at 2.06am on Monday to Great Eastern Street following reports of a collision between a car and a male pedestrian.

Friends who were out with Mr Mallet at Trapeze Bar in Great Eastern Street said he was not drunk

Friends who were out with Mr Mallet at Trapeze Bar in Great Eastern Street said he was not drunk

A  spokesman added: ‘London Fire Brigade and London’s Air Ambulance also attended. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.20am.’

No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sketch paid tribute to Mr Mallet and said staff were ‘devastated’ by his death.

Sinead Mallozzi, sketch CEO, told MailOnline: ‘Naturally we are all devastated at the loss of a much loved and respected member of the sketch family – Hubert worked at sketch for four years and his passing will change our lives irrecoverably.

‘Our priority now is to ensure that the team receive the appropriate counselling and care that is required during this terribly sad time.’

Any witnesses should call 0208 9919 555 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2930107/Rising-star-Michelin-starred-restaurant-died-girlfriend-s-arms-hit-black-cab-night-friends.html#ixzz3Q9rf5WJ2
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