Tribute to man killed after alleged Stratford station attack

John Francis Breen, 53. Four Romanian teenagers from Ilford are accused of his murder in Stratford s

John Francis Breen, 53. Four Romanian teenagers from Ilford are accused of his murder in Stratford station. Picture: British Transport Police - Credit: BTP

The family of John Breen, who died following an assault at Stratford station, have paid tribute to a “wonderful” man.

The 53-year-old died in hospital on Wednesday as a result of the injuries he sustained during an alleged rush-hour assault on Tuesday evening.

In a statement, his family said: “John’s whole family and friends are totally devastated by this mindless act of violence.

“John was a wonderful son, brother and uncle and will be truly missed by all who knew him.”

Four teenage boys from Ilford – two aged 14, one 15 and one 16 – are due to appear at the Old Bailey today charged with murder.