Family and friends pay tribute to a promising student. One message simply read Love you forever rest in peace'

FLORAL tributes are mounting for a promising 15-year-old killed in a tragic accident under the wheels of a bus.

Keen drama student Baljit Dhuba, from Thamesmead, died after falling under a double-decker in Bexleyheath, weeks before his 16th birthday.

Police and London Central Buses, have launched an investigation into the tragedy, which happened in Crook Log, last Friday.

His devastated family have left touching messages at the scene, with one reading: "Words cannot express how we feel at this moment without you; you will always be here." Another simply said: "Love you always rest in peace."

Baljit's headteacher Malcolm Noble said everyone at Bexleyheath School was "shocked and upset" on Monday morning.

He added: "Baljit was a very well known and well liked pupil, who always got involved with whatever was going on.

"There is a great sadness here for a boy with great potential who will not be able to fulfil it.

"We have set up a place in the school for pupils who want to leave flowers and messages and will be considering an appropriate way to hold a fitting memorial in the near future.

"Prayers were said in assembly for him and counsellors are on hand for any of the children who need them."

Baljit was looking forward to a school skiing trip to Italy in two weeks time, where he would have celebrated his birthday.

He had recently applied to study drama at A-level and Mr Noble said he had every chance of getting the grades he needed.

His sister, Narveed, is also a pupil at the school.

Two ambulance crews arrived at the scene within four minutes of being called, shortly after 11pm on Friday, February 1, but were unable to revive Baljit.

His body was taken to Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, and a post mortem was due to be carried out on Tuesday.

The driver of the 422 bus was treated for shock and bosses at London Central confirmed he had not yet returned to work.

A spokesman said: "This was a tragic accident. We will be investigating fully with the police."

Police said: "There were a number of passengers on the bus and we are appealing for information."

Witnessed should call 020 8284 5988.