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Tributes flood in for dead Isle of Dogs motorcyclist Tom Spiteri

14:24 23 November 2010

Flowers have been laid at the scene in Westferry Road.

Flowers have been laid at the scene in Westferry Road.

Carmen Valino

HUNDREDS of flowers and messages of love have been left at the side of the road where a teenager died at the weekend.

One of the pictures of Tom left at the scene.

The extraordinary response came after Tom Spiteri was killed on Saturday afternoon after coming off his motorbike close to his Isle of Dogs home.

A Facebook tribute site already has more than 1,800 members, with hundreds of them leaving messages to describe their shock at the loss of the 19-year-old.

By Monday afternoon, a long line of flowers, candles and pictures were on Westferry Road opposite Burrell’s Wharf, with a regular procession of local people stopping to pay their respects.

Tom, a dance music fan and former pupil at George Green’s School on the Island, died when his motorbike was in collision with a car around 4.30pm.

Witnesses attempted to give resuscitation and the London Ambulance Service also attended but Tom was pronounced dead at the scene.

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