Today we remember the 16-year-old boy who was killed in a crash 11 days ago today in Orpington.

Tafari Thompson-Mintah was riding a moped along Sevenoaks Way just after 3.30pm on October 9 when a Mercedes allegedly swerved and crashed with him.

The teenager was thrown off the moped and hit by an oncoming vehicle.

He was declared dead at the scene at 4.04pm and a post-mortem examination found the cause was head trauma.

Aaron Conway, 38, and Joseph Barnes, 40, are accused of murdering Tafari by using a Mercedes car as a weapon.

Barnes was arrested on October 14 and Conway was arrested two days later on October 16.

The pair were charged with Tafari’s murder and appeared at the Old Bailey on October 18 for a preliminary hearing.

They confirmed their identities by video link from Belmarsh prison before Judge Mark Lucraft KC set a timetable for the case.

Tafari’s family have since launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral following his death.

They said: “We are heart broken by the sudden, tragic and devastating loss of our son, Tafari Mintah.

“On October 9th my beautiful son only 16 years old was tragically killed by a hit and run driver in Sevenoaks Way at approximately 3.32pm.

“Our family and friends are so distraught as Tafari had his whole life ahead of him.

“We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and if you feel you would like to support us with this profound loss we kindly ask for your financial support to help with giving Tafari a burial fit for a King.

“He did not deserve to pass away so sudden and before his time.

“No love one should have to deal with such a sudden loss of a child, brother, grandson or uncle.

“Tafari has left behind four siblings.

“Any financial support would be truly appreciated.

“Truly Thankful for helping towards Tafari’s funeral.

“Thanks for reading and take Care.”

A plea hearing will take place on January 9 and a provisional trial was set for September 23 next year.

The defendants are accused of using a “car as a weapon in what would appear to be a premeditated attack”, the court was told.

Conway, from Orpington, and Barnes, of no fixed address, were remanded into custody.