The fiance of a 'sweet, loving and caring' 23-year-old woman, who was killed by a 15-tonne lorry in Earl's Court, has paid tribute to her life.

Hannah Lis, who lived in Earl's Court Road, died after being in collision with a heavy goods vehicle last Wednesday at 2pm.

Police believe she had been crossing Earl's Court Road at the junction with Old Brompton Road when the accident happened. She was taken to hospital, but died at 3.15pm.

First on the scene was shop worker Kiran Thakkar from nearby grocery store Krystal Express - where Ms Lis was a regular customer.  He heard the shop's cashier ring the bell to summon him to help.

He said: "She was a good person. Our cashier said she gave her a smile before she crossed the road.

"When I saw her injuries I froze and I thought 'What can I do?'

" She looked very small. I could see everyone was calling 999 so I tried to shield her from people seeing."

The traffic carried on passing near the fatally-injured young woman, he said, adding: "She was trying to say something. A lady tried to talk to her but I saw her closing her eyes."

Tied to a lamp post at the scene on Monday were two cards and a pot of flowers. One tribute read 'All my love, Dad'.
 
The other was from her fiance, Gavin, who had written: "Why did you have to go so suddenly? I hurt so much inside without you by my side. You are the most sweet, loving, caring person I have ever met. I would do anything to have you back in my life."

Through a family liaison officer, he told our reporter: "I still love her and I miss her. I regret never having got the chance to do all the things we wanted to do. We had planned to go to White Hart Lane to see Tottenham Hotspur FC play."

Anton Venderkoon, owner of sandwich shop Pascucci where it is thought Ms Lis had ordered a sandwich just before the accident, added: "She was a really nice person. Very friendly, very talkative and pleasant, always smiling."

Officer on the case PS Andy Clarke said Ms Lis's father had told him she had recently returned to the area, having lived in another part of the country for a time, because she missed London.

The lorry driver stopped at the scene and has made a statement but has not been arrested.

A post mortem was due to be carried out on Tuesday and an inquest was due to be opened and adjourned. The police are still looking for witnesses to the accident. Call 020 7321 9907 with any information.