Croydon tram crash: More victims named after derailment

Four people who died when a tram derailed in south London, killing six men and one woman, have been named.

Phil Seary, Mark Smith, Dorota Rynkiewicz and Dane Chinnery were all travelling on the tram when it crashed just after 06:00 GMT on Wednesday.

The vehicle left the track as it negotiated a sharp bend. More than 50 people were also injured.

An extra minute's silence was added to the Armistice Day ceremony at Croydon Cenotaph to remember the victims.

British Transport Police (BTP) is investigating claims made in a Facebook post last week that a tram "lifted onto one side at 40mph" at the same spot.

In a statement, the family of Phil Seary, 57, said he was a "much loved wonderful son, faithful husband and a loving and doting father".

"Everyone that knew him said he was a gentle giant with a heart to match... He will be immensely missed by all that had the great fortune to know him," they said.

Mr Seary, from New Addington, was a keen Crystal Palace fan.

Mark Smith, who lived in Croydon, was described by his brother-in-law as "a wonderful husband, an amazing brother, amazing son to his parents".

"He will always stay in our hearts and our minds and we will never forget him," Osvaldas Novikovas said.

Dorota Rynkiewicz, 35, from New Addington, was the only woman to die in the crash.

Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK where she worked, said the company "offered our heartfelt condolences to her family and we are doing all we can to support them at this difficult time."

Nineteen-year-old Dane Chinnery, who was also a Crystal Palace fan from New Addington, was described as "a beautiful lad".

Barbara Dumbleton, a family friend, said the teenager "always had a smile on his face... he was absolutely lovely."

Tom Dale, who was on the tram when it crashed, said he saw Mr Chinnery as he boarded.

"It was like walking out of a war zone," the 20-year-old chef said."