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Tower Bridge Road bus crash victim worked for Bermondsey property firm

The woman who died as a result of Wednesday morning's bus crash in Tower Bridge Road has been named as 23-year-old Emily Diamond.

Flowers at the scene of the Tower Bridge Road bus
Flowers at the scene of the Tower Bridge Road bus crash
Tower Bridge Road trees
Trees outside the Premier Inn hotel in 2002 (top) and 2008 (bottom)

Emily Diamond worked for Bermondsey property developers Sunlight Projects whose office at Maltings Place is just yards away from the spot on Tower Bridge Road where a route 188 bus collided with a tree on Wednesday morning.

Ms Diamond lived in Bexleyheath. It is thought that she was hit by the falling tree as she walked along the pavement outside the Premier Inn London Tower Bridge hotel.

On Wednesday evening the damaged bus had been removed along with all traces of the tree.

Two bunches of flowers had been laid at the scene of the accident – one from Ms Diamond's colleagues at Sunlight Projects and another from staff at the adjacent Premier Inn.

Investigators will now be examining the maintenance regime for the London plane trees which line that section of Tower Bridge Road. The trees are owned by Transport for London as part of their major roads network.

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