A well known and much-loved mobile motor mechanic who worked in the north west London area for more than 30 years has died, aged 65.

Pietro Milazzo, who lived in Cleveland Gardens for 38 years before moving to Stevenage two years ago, died on June 10 following a two-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Sicily in January 1955, Mr Milazzo came to London when he was 12 and lived in Caledonian Road. He attended Sir Philip Magnus School in Islington.

Having begun his career with Fiat and trained and worked for Portman Garages in Camden in the 1970s, Mr Milazzo became a self-employed motor mechanic in the 1980s and built up a successful business based on word of mouth, becoming a well known figure in areas including Barnet and Hendon.

A successful go karter when he was younger at circuits including the Kings Cross raceway and Goodwood, Mr Milazzo had a passion for classic cars and was also a lifelong Arsenal fan and season-ticket holder at the Emirates Stadium.

A proud Italian and part of the strong Italian community in the NW2 area, Mr Milazzo will be remembered for his smile and enthusiasm for life.

He is survived by wife Clare, children Lucy, Joanna and PJ, grandchildren Sienna and Luca and son and daughter in-laws Jez, Steve and Giada.