Biker vigil in Chelsea after fatal collision

Earlier tonight in Chelsea at the junction between Syndey Street and Kings Road, the streets were closed off as a biker vigil was held. It was the site of a fatal scooter collision that took place on Thursday.

Bikers from across London and the rest of the country, came to pay their respects to the victim, Tommy Powell, a 30-year-old husband and father, famous on Instagram as r6ryder.

A Facebook video can be seen here: Biker Vigil


The scene seems chaotic and police have cordoned off the area, but for many of those in attendance, the intention was always to pay respects and not cause harm. Tommy's brother Shane Powell was one of the riders there: "All these people came here because they knew him, and he was like family to them."

Another rider who came to pay his respects said: "Tommy was the nicest guy ever, I mean seriously the nicest guy I knew, and we don't condone everything that's happened tonight, with all the people who came, but in the end we lost someone who was family to us and this was about showing that."