Friends at a skate park in Ealing have released a video of their touching tribute to teenager Damien Brown, who killed himself after alleged bullying.
Damien, a keen skater and BMX rider who regularly used facilities at Ealing Skate Park Association, took his own life on February 29 after the alleged torment.
The teenager had some close friends, with whom he was said to be very popular with, at the park in Ruislip Road East.
And his pals got together on March 6 for a "Skate Park Jam" where they gave the boys family a signed skateboard, let off lanterns and recorded and released a video of the day.
Lewis Young, a close friend of Damien’s who would skate with him at the park, told getwestlondon : "I was friends with his sister and I took him under my wing, I gave him a new bike – a GT BMX bike – so he could carry on what he loved doing best, just getting out there and having fun.
"He was just one of the nicest kids you could meet.
"Damien used to love the skate park and would be there every single day.
"Damien was such a nice guy full of character and would always come up to me as soon as I would get to the skate park saying 'hey Lewis' with the biggest and brightest smile on his face."
'So saddened by loss'
The video begins by explaining how a "close friend" was lost before moving on to footage of people riding skateboards and BMX bikes on the ramps.
Friends can then be seen gathering round an orange skateboard to sign, before giving it to the family of Damien, including mum Lindsey Brown.
Skateboarding shoes, including a pair owned by Damien himself, are then thrown into a nearby tree in his honour.
A spokesperson for Ealing Skate Park Association said to getwestlondon : "We were so very saddened by the loss of Damien.
"He was at the skate park and BMX track almost every day and was a popular member of the community."