Helicopter crash victim tribute

Tributes have been paid to Matthew Wood, the second man killed after a helicopter struck a crane in central London. His company called him "a warm and generous man." The clean-up operation continues on the site of the crash.

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Matthew Wood was a 'warm and generous man'

Alan Brown, CEO of Rentokil Initial, has told the Daily Mail that Matthew Wood, who was killed yesterday in a helicopter crash in London, was "a warm and generous man:"

We can confirm that our Rentokil Initial colleague, Matt Wood, was fatally injured in this morning’s helicopter crash as he was walking to our office in Vauxhall.

Matt was 39 years old and had worked for Rentokil as an administrative team leader since 2003.

Matt was well known to all of us who visit the Vauxhall office, including myself. He was in every respect a warm and generous man and a cornerstone of our team in Vauxhall.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Matt’s family and to our colleagues in Vauxhall who, though safely evacuated, will be deeply affected by this tragic accident.

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Debris remains scattered over helicopter crash site

The police have confirmed that roads remain closed this morning as the clean up operation continues on the site of the helicopter crash.

Police cordons are expected to remain in place until 12pm and debris remains scattered in a large area including rooftops.

A burnt out car after the accident
A burnt out car after the accident Credit: London Fire Brigade

The police also warned that there will be significant disruptions to the road network in the area over the next few days.

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