Search

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.

Latest News Stories

06:00
Eleanor Gussman

A woman with a “passionate belief in the power of music” has been appointed to lead Spitalfields Music’s festivals and education programme.

Yesterday, 16:25
Pupils from St Paul's Way School at a young entrepreneurs' workshop in the City

School-pupils from London’s East End had a summer camp for would-be entrepreneurs to find out about the world of business.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Chilean naval training ship Esmarelda and [inset] Fr Michael Woodward

A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protests today at the Millwall Docks in east London.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Preparting fresh food for cookery class at Swanley's summer camp

A two-week ‘transition camp’ has been running to help primary children make the jump to secondary education when they join the new Year 7 at Whitechapel’s Swanlea School for the new term.

Most read news

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Docklands and East London Advertiser e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder