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First picture of ‘wonderful’ teen who died in London e-scooter crash

Junior Alexander and the scene of where he died.
Junior Shay Alexander was hailed as as a ‘wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson’ (Picture: Metropolitan Police/Google Street)

The ‘wonderful’ teenager killed in a hit-and-run while on an e-scooter has been pictured for the first time.

The heartbroken family of Junior Shay Alexander said they are in shock and ‘struggling to come to terms with the fact that our beautiful son is gone’ following the crash last Sunday, July 18.

They described the 16-year-old as a ‘wonderful son’ after the incident in Bromley, south-east London, near where he lived.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of three offences, including causing death by dangerous driving.

Appealing for witnesses to the collision, the family said in a statement on Wednesday: ‘He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson, and all those who knew him loved him.

‘As we continue to deal with his unbearable loss, we would ask that any witnesses to the incident please contact police.

‘Any information – no matter how small – could be relevant.’

Junior Alexander, who died in an e-scooter hit and run.
Junior was on his e-scooter in Bromley at around 1am last Sunday (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash involving a car and an e-scooter in Southborough Lane just after 1am last Sunday, when they found the teenager with serious injuries.

He was taken to a central London hospital but later died.

The vehicle involved in the incident was found later the same morning in Southwood Close, Bromley.

Police said the driver, 20, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision, causing death by dangerous driving, and providing a positive alcohol breath test.

He was taken into custody and later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers also arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of theft, in relation to the disappearance of the e-scooter, which they believe was stolen from the scene.

The Metropolitan Police added that the man attended a south London police station on Monday, July 19, with the e-scooter, and has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash, or who saw a red Fiat Punto being driven in the area at around 1.20am, is urged to call police on 020 8285 1574, giving the reference 775/18JUL.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, in an unconnected incident on Monday, a three-year-old girl was left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after being hit by an e-scooter rider in south London.

The incident happened in Myatt’s Field Park, Lambeth, at about 8.30pm.

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