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Victims of the Croydon tram crash named

Floral tributes and photographs left near the scene of the tram crash. Credit: PA

All seven of the victims from the Croydon tram crash have been officially named by British Transport Police.

Police released the names of the final three victims on Saturday.

Six men and one woman died when a tram came off the track in Croydon, south London, as it sped round a sharp bend on Wednesday morning.

More than 50 people were also injured.

Here is what we know about the victims:

Philip Logan's family paid tribute to his 'zest for life'. Credit: British Transport Police
  • Philip Logan

The 52-year-old from New Addington was described by his family as a man with "more love compassion and zest for life than words can express".

Mr Logan, known affectionately as "Loag", was married to wife Marilyn, the father-of-four was said to be a "true family man".

Donald Collett's family said the victim was a 'well-loved, funny and generous man' Credit: British Transport Police
  • Donald Collett

Described as a "well-loved, funny and generous" man, Donald Collett, 62, from Croydon was one of the last victims to be named.

His family said he could "light up a room with his smile". They added: "He is tragically leaving behind a loving family, partner, adored friends and work colleagues.

"Please rest in peace and know you are truly loved and greatly missed."

Dane Chinnery was described as a 'friendly, genuine lad'. Credit: Family Handout
  • Dane Chinnery

Described as a "friendly, genuine lad", 19-year-old Dane Chinnery was travelling on the tram with his friend Tom Dale when the tram derailed.

Mr Dale said he was looking for his friend but all he could see was Mr Chinnery's boot where he had been sitting.

"It was like walking out of a war zone," he said. "He was just a friendly, genuine lad, did no harm to nobody really. No one deserves for this to happen to them."

Philip Seary was a Crystal Palace fan and was known affectionately as 'tank'. Credit: Family handout
  • Philip Seary

Friends and family of Philip Seary, 57, paid tribute to a "lovely gentle giant of a man".

The Crystal Palace fan from New Addington was affectionately known as "Tank".

In a statement, his family said that they were "completely heartbroken".

"He will be immensely missed by all that had the great fortune to know him."

Mark Smith had a young child and was engaged. Credit: Family handout
  • Mark Smith

New dad Mark Smith, from Croydon, was described as a "young, genuine, devoted family man".

His fiancee and mother of his son, Indre Novikovaite, said he would be "in our hearts forever and ever".

"Mark was my lover, my best friend, my everything. He was, and still is, an amazing dad to our little boy.

In a statement, Mr Smith's family said: "A star that shines twice as bright only shines for half its life, that was our Mark, a son we were very proud of."

  • Dorota Rynkiewicz
Dorota Rynkiewicz was the only woman killed in the tram crash. Credit: Family handout

The only woman to have been killed in the crash was named as 35-year-old Dorota Rynkiewicz from New Addington.

Simon Smith, chief executive of SSP UK where she worked, told the BBC the company "offered our heartfelt condolences to her family and we are doing all we can to support them at this difficult time".

  • Robert Huxley
Robert Huxley was a lifelong Chelsea supporter. Credit: Family handout

One of the final victims to be announced, Robert Huxley was aged 63 and from New Addington.

Mr Huxley's family described him as a hardworking "larger than life" character who was a "devoted father and grandfather".

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