Hundreds to march in memory of Tommy Blackmore

News Desk (18 June, 2015) Crime

The 20-year-old died in the early hours of Saturday morning after an incident near Tower Bridge.

3354Tributes left at the scene of the incident.

A memorial march will be held this Friday for Tommy Blackmore, the 20-year-old man who died following an incident near Tower Bridge last weekend.

Mourners will meet at Docklands Settlement in Rotherhithe at 11pm before walking to Tower Bridge, where they will light memorial candles.

Police were called to Queen Elizabeth Street at 2.35am early on Saturday to reports of a “disturbance”. They found Tommy “critically injured” and rushed him to hospital, where he died around an hour later.

Tributes have been paid to Tommy from all corners of the borough, and hundreds of bouquets of flowers have been left at the site of the incident, along with football shirts, cans of beer, photos, balloons and messages of condolences.

On Saturday, over 150 friends and family members took part in a walk from Tommy’s home in Rotherhithe to Queen Elizabeth Street. Boats passing along the Thames flew there flags at half mast as a sign of respect.

Millwall players were spotted paying their respects at the memorial, emphasising the strong link between the Rotherhithe resident and the club. Current and former players posted tributes on social media and the club released an official statement expressing its shock. Tributes were also paid by politicians, members of the public and his former teachers at Redriff School.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves, said: “The area around Tooley Street has a popular nightlife and I would ask that anyone who had been to a club in the area and may have witnessed the assault to contact us.

“A number of night buses also use this route and it is possible that someone travelling to work, or heading home, may have seen something that will assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

*?A 28-year-old man, Lloyd Smythe of  Tabard Gardens  Estate, Borough, has been charged with murder.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Central Criminal Court on June 29.

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