A “pure-hearted” south Londoner who died after jumping into the Thames to save a woman was best friends with a Peckham student stabbed to death in 2018.

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, a former student at Peckham’s Harris Academy, entered the river shortly after midnight on Friday with another man after they witnessed the woman fall from London Bridge.

While the coastguard and marine units managed to rescue the woman and the other man, Folajimi’s body was found later that morning.

Today, the Malcolm’s World Foundation, set up in the memory of Malcolm Mide-Madariola, a 17-year-old fatally stabbed outside Clapham Tube station in 2018, paid tribute to his “bestie”.

Revealing Folajimi had a tattoo or his arm in tribute to Malcolm, a spokesperson for the charity said: “Such a pure hearted soul.

“Extremely loving and caring.

“Yesterday he died more than a hero and went home with the tattoo. You were not just his bestie, you were his brother.

“Bye Son.”

Malcolm Mide-Madariola, from Peckham, was stabbed in the chest with a Rambo knife as he stood up for a friend on November 2, 2018.

Tammuz Brown, then also 17, from Abbey Wood, was sentenced to 16 years’ in jail after being found guilty of murder in 2019.

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The Malcolm’s World Foundation was set up in 2019, promoting an "educational approach to re-chart youths' lives".

The charity has set up a fundraiser to support Folajimi’s family and help them cover funeral costs.

The fundraising page reads: “On his way back from work, he saw the woman jumping into the river not thinking twice after calling the police, convinced he could do something to save her he jumped in and drowned saving her.

“This is to support the funeral and the rest for post -funeral as he was hardworking college graduate who at 20 was the family’s breadwinner.

“He is survived by his aged parents and siblings.”

You can view the fundraiser here