The family of hit-and-run victim Jake Kemp have thanked the public for their support after a man was charged with their son's murder.

Mr Kemp, a 26-year-old from Bexley, was critically injured after being hit by a car on Saturday, October 19, and died in hospital five days later.

A post-mortem held on October 30 gave the provisional cause death as a brain injury.

The driver failed to stop following the collision, and another man, aged 33, also sustained non life-threatening injuries as part of the incident.

Uran Nabiev, 63, of Bexley, was arrested on November 10 and charged the following day with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

He appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court on November 12, and a provisional date of May 4, 2020 has been set for his Old Bailey trial.

A statement from Mr Kemp's family, issued on November 26 via the Met Police, said: "Our son, Jake Kemp, was murdered in a deliberate hit and run on Bexley Road in Bexley – he was hit on the 19th October and died of his injuries on 22nd October.

"Between 19th October and 10th November, when the suspect was arrested, we avoided discussing Jake and what had happened.

"Now that a man has been charged with Jake’s murder, we would like to thank our friends and community for their support and privacy during this difficult time.

"As we prepare for trial in May 2020, we ask the press to respect our privacy and maintain their distance from our family as we try to move forward without Jake in our lives. Thank you."