Tributes paid to Clarkes of London driver Mick Ferris

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A Clarkes of London coach driver has died after he was struck by a window pane which fell 250 feet from a penthouse flat on the banks of the Thames in London.

Mick Ferris, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday 2 October after the window fell from the 27th floor of the Corniche Tower in Vauxhall.

It was later revealed that a similar incident occurred in August 2017, when two workmen had a narrow escape after a window fell from the 17th floor of the same building during construction.

Mick’s son, Daniel Ferris, paid tribute to his father on Facebook, writing: “My family were shocked by the news that my dad’s been killed suddenly in London. Heartbroken isn’t the word to describe how myself and the family feel.

“I love you so much dad and I’ll think about you every day. My lifelong idol. Always in my heart and mind.”

A statement from Mick’s employer, National Express-owned Clarkes of London, read: “We are aware of reports in the news of a tragic incident in London involving the death of a man who is named as a Clarkes of London driver.

“The Police are yet to officially confirm the victim’s identity and we wish to respect the family’s right to privacy in not releasing any details without their permission.

“Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family at this difficult time.”

Mick Ferris was known to be an avid fan of West Ham United football club, and the club released a statement following his death.

It said: “Everyone at West Ham United is shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Mick Ferris, a lifelong Hammers fan. Our thoughts at this time are with Mr Ferris’s family and friends.”

Comedian James Corden also paid tribute: “I’m so saddened by the passing of Mick Ferris. He was a huge West Ham fan and has passed away in the most sudden of circumstances. My thoughts are with his family and everyone who knew him.”