Tributes to ‘cheeky’ teen, 16, killed in Dagenham moped crash

Tributes to ‘cheeky’ teen, 16, killed in Dagenham moped crash

Joe Melody, 16, was knocked off his moped in a collision with a automotive on Sunday round 1.30pm.

He died in hospital hours after the collision at 1.30pm on Sunday in Gale Avenue, Dagenham.

Scotland Yard mentioned the driving force of the automotive stopped on the scene and hasn’t been arrested.

A household good friend instructed The Customary: “I knew Joe, actually shut in our household we taken care of him and seemed out for him.

“He was all the time at our home and household gatherings.

“He’s the sweetest boy, humorous and really cheeky. I’m actually going to overlook his little freckly face. I’m really heartbroken that he’s gone so quickly.

“I all the time instructed him to remain out of hassle and be an excellent boy.”

His pals carried out a experience out in his reminiscence on the spot the place the crash happened.

Joe’s social media profiles present him dancing at Promenade night time, celebrating his final day of faculty and posts searching for building work. He additionally performs stunts on his bicycle within the native space. One among his remaining posts was an emotional reunion along with his father.

A witness to the aftermath of the crash mentioned: “I can’t think about the ache his household and pals are in. I can solely hope his final moments weren’t painful.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman mentioned: “Police have been referred to as to reviews of a collision between a automotive and a moped in Gale Avenue, Dagenham.

“The rider of the moped – a 16-year-old boy – was taken to hospital. Sadly he died at hospital later that day.

“The boy’s household have been knowledgeable and might be supported by specialist officers.”

“The driving force of the automotive stopped on the scene. There was no arrest.”

Any witnesses who’re but to talk to police are requested to name 101, ref 3360/18sep.

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