Police have charged a man with murder after a young Millwall supporter was found with fatal wounds close to Tower Bridge at the weekend.
Lloyd Smythe, 28, of Southwark, south London, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court over the death of charity fundraiser Tommy Blackmore, 20.
It has been reported that he was killed as he tried to break up a fight after he had been at a nearby club. He was "in the wrong place at the wrong time" according to pals.
In a statement, Tommy’s family described him as a “vibrant character” who was “cheeky, charming, comical and wise.” He worked as a track fitter and lived with his mother in Bermondsey.
They said: “He was a loving and fiercely loyal son, brother, uncle and friend. He made an impact on and had time for everybody who crossed his path.
“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 through boxing events.
“Tommy loved sport, especially football. He played regularly and was a lifelong Millwall fan,” the statement added.
“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.”
Police also arrested two men, aged 34 and 21, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. A 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder was released with no further action.