A motorcyclist has pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving after the death of an eight-year-old boy in a crash in Plumstead.

On November 17, Nicholas Hopkins, of Burrage Grove in Plumstead was convicted at Inner London Crown Court of multiple offences.

The 20-year-old was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving unlicensed, causing death whilst uninsured, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and possession of Class B drugs.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a later sentencing at the same court on January 26, 2024.

On February 19 at around 7:30pm, police were called to the scene of a crash in Plumstead Road, near the junction with Lenton Street, involving a motorcycle and three pedestrians.

Officers arrived at the scene with paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance.

One of the pedestrians, eight-year-old Mustafa Ahmed, died at the scene.

Two others, a man in his 40s and a ten-year-old boy also crossing the road with Mustafa, sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

Both have since been discharged.

Greenwich Council has since outlined plans to add traffic calming measures to Plumstead Road.

The topic was raised during a highways committee meeting for Greenwich Council earlier this month following a petition to add traffic calming measures that receives 1,860.

At the meeting, the committee agreed to suggest a 20mph zone be added to the road as soon as possible, along with a speed table, a potential pinch point and increasing the time available for people to cross the road.

The recommendations are set to be presented to the full council at a meeting on December 6.

Detective Sergeant Sam Miles, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “Our thoughts remain with Mustafa’s family – who continue to struggle with the events of that day – as well as the officers and paramedics who were first on scene.

“This is truly a tragic case, caused by the defendants reckless and dangerous driving.

"Mustafa was only eight years old, and had the rest of his life ahead of him.”