The 20-year-old man who died after an incident in Queen Elizabeth Street, near Tower Bridge in the early hours of Saturday morning has been named as Tommy Blackmore.
Police were called at 02.35 and found the Rotherhithe resident “critically injured”. He was rushed to hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead soon after arrival. His family has been informed.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder. A 24-year-old was released with no further action to be taken and a 28-year-old man remains in custody.
A 34-year-old and a 21-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
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.”
The Blackmore family described the youngest of three boys as “a loving and fiercely loyal son, brother, uncle and friend.”
They continued: “He made an impact on and had time for everybody who crossed his path. A vibrant character, cheeky, charming, comical and wise way beyond his twenty years.
“He was one of the promoters for and heavily involved the ‘Fight 4 Cancer’ charity which has so far raised over £32,000 for Cancer Research UK. Tommy loved sport, especially football. He played regularly and was a lifelong Millwall fan.
“He was a well loved and hugely popular boy which has been demonstrated by the sheer number of people who have left a sea of flowers and tributes both at his family home and at Tower Bridge. This afternoon over 150 friends and family took part in a walk from his home up to Tower Bridge to pay their respects. All the boats on the River Thames today flew their flags at half mast as a mark of respect for Tommy.
“Tommy has been summed up by the thousands of comments left on social media in the last 36 hours which have all been positive and described him as the harmless and fun character that he was. The respect and love that has been shown is usually reserved for someone much older and is a testament to what a terrible loss has been suffered. ”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.