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Hundreds march in memory of Tommy Blackmore

Hundreds of people took part in a memorial march last Friday for Tommy Blackmore, the 20-year-old who was killed following an incident near Tower Bridge earlier this month.

Mourners met at Rotherhithe Docklands Centre at 11pm and walked to Queen Elizabeth Road, where police had found the Millwall fan and youngest brother of three “critically injured” on June 13.

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They sang songs, lit dozens of candles, signed a large England flag and released lanterns into the Bermondsey night sky in memory of the Rotherhithe resident. So many people brought bouquets of flowers that one person said “by the end of the night we couldn’t even see the end of the pavement.”

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Simon Hughes, former MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said: “The vigil on Friday night was a moving tribute to Tommy and his family and the hundreds of people who took part shows the love and respect for him. I hope anybody who has any relevant information about the cause of his death will contact the police immediately.”

A special mass was also held on Sunday night in Malta for friends of Tommy who now live in the St John’s Bay area.

Tommy Blackmore march

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

Police also attended the march in order to carry out further appeals for witnesses and information. Anyone who can help is urged to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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