Croydon Tram Disaster: Tributes paid to victims as investigation carries on

Croydon Tram Disaster: Tributes made to victims as investigation carries on

Tributes near the site of the crash

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tributes have been made on social media to the victims of the Croydon tram disaster as the investigation into the incident continues.

The tram, travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon, derailed on a bend at around 6am on Wednesday morning, leaving seven dead and more than 50 people injured.

Preliminary findings suggest that tram was travelling at a "significantly higher speed than is permitted", according to investigators.

The tram's driver, a 42-year-old man who is from Beckenham, was bailed after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. 

Following the naming of 19-year-old Dane Chinnery yesterday, Philip Seary, 57, was named on Facebook as another of the victims, with many leaving messages of condolences to a "lovely gentle giant of a man".

Graham and Holly Eves wrote on their joint Facebook page: "We lost one of the BEST!! The most kind, giving person we'll ever have in our lives!! Rest in Paradise our friend & brother.. luv u to the Stars!!"

Heather Palmer added: "He was a truly lovely gentle giant of a man x one of the nicest people I ever knew x genuinely lovely x will be missed x RIP Tank and god bless you xx."