Families pay tribute to Croydon tram crash victims

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The families of two men named as victims of the Croydon tram crash have paid tribute to them.

Donald Collett and Philip Logan, along with five other men and one woman, were killed when the tram derailed and flipped on to its side.

More than 50 people were injured in the crash that occurred during the morning rush hour on Wednesday.

The driver of the tram was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and questioned by police before being bailed until May.

On Saturday British Transport Police released the final three names of the victims after consultation with the Coroner.

The family and friends of Mr Collett, 62, from Croydon, south London, said they were "struggling to deal with this tragic news".

"Don was a well loved, funny and generous man, who could light up a room with his smile. He is tragically leaving behind a loving family, partner, adored friends and work colleagues," they said in a statement.

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

The family of Mr Logan, 52, from New Addington, south London, said he would be "immensely missed by all that knew him".

"Philip Logan known to all who knew him as Loag, a loving husband to Marilyn, brother to Susan, father to Lee, Tracy, Lisa and Adele, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a true family man and generous friend to all with a magnificently dry sense of humour.

"Phil was a man with more love compassion and zest for life than words can express."

Police said Robert Huxley, 63, from New Addington, also died in the tragedy, along with mother-of-two Dorota Rynkiewicz, 35, from New Addington; Mark Smith, a 35-year-old from Croydon who had an 18-month-old son; Philip Seary, 57, a grandfather from Croydon and Dane Chinnery, 19, from New Addington.