A young boy who died after a motorbike crashed with him while he crossed the road on the way to evening prayer in Woolwich has been named for the first time by the Evening Standard.

Eight-year-old Mustafa Ahmed died at the scene after a motorbike crashed with him, his dad and brother as they were on the way the Greenwich Islamic Centre at 7.30am on February 19.

Mustafa's brother Ahmed, 10, suffered a ruptured liver but is now out of intensive care, according to the Evening Standard.

The paper also reported that their father, Mohammed, remains in an induced coma and is unaware that his son has passed away.

He had a 10-hour operation on Friday and will reportedly have more surgery today (February 28).

On Sunday, a vigil was held for Mustafa at the spot where he was killed in Plumstead Road.

Local Labour Councillor Asli Mohammed, a family friend, told the Evening Standard that Mustafa was a happy, caring, and compassionate young boy who enjoyed playing on the trampoline and playing football.

She wrote on Twitter: “Thank you everyone who came and gave up their time today on behalf of the family to show support but to think of little Mustafa’s life.

“Thanks to GIC for facilitating and Cardwell Primary School Teachers for sharing this with us and for your beautiful reminiscence of Mustafa.”

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The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 20s, was also taken to hospital where his condition was assessed as not life threatening.

He has since been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8285 1574.

Alternatively you can contact police by calling 101 or tweeting @MetCC and quoting CAD 6036/19Feb.


A LaunchGood campaign has been started to raise money for the family.

It currently stands at £1923 and has a target of £5000.

The donations page reads: “We want to give brother Mohamed and the family our support. I am currently asking for donations to stand by our brother and assist the family whilst he's recovering from the injuries.

“We're hoping to raise as much funds as possible to support brother Mohamed and his family during this testing time.”