Floral tributes for a delivery driver who died at an accident blackspot in Stratford have reportedly been stolen by a drunk passer-by.
Witnesses say they saw a man walk past and take two bunches of flowers on the evening of Monday, October 26 - less than a day after a Deliveroo moped driver died after he was hit by a car at the notorious junction.
Speaking to The Evening Standard a witness said: “I went past at about 5pm and there were three bunches of flowers. I passed by again at 8pm and two were missing.
“I asked a girl who was standing nearby what had happened and she said a drunk guy had stolen them.”
A man in his 50s, known as George, was hit at the junction between Rick Roberts Way and Stratford High Street at around 9.20pm on Sunday, October 25.
A 25-year-old driver has been bailed until next month after he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, according to police.
Following complaints from residents about numerous crashes and near-misses at the junction, a Newham Council spokesman said: “We are saddened to hear about this death, which is still under investigation by the police.
“In November 2013 Stratford High Street became part of Transport for London’s (TfL) Cycle Superhighway 2.
"The council has been in continuous contact with Tfl about the scheme and following concerns Tfl carried out a road safety audit following the implementation, and made a number of amendments to make the junction safer for cyclists. These were introduced in March 2015, following this no accidents involving cyclists have been reported to the council.
“A review of accidents involving vehicles at the junction and the signals, signs and road markings found that no changes were necessary. However the council is considering new measures to slow down traffic approaching the junction from Warton Road, which will be implemented following a consultation with residents.”