Siblings of a man who died in a car crash have paid tribute to a ‘kind’ and ‘caring’ brother.

Andreas Elias, 21, of Groves Hill in South Woodford, was pronounced dead at the scene after the car he was travelling in hit a signpost in Woodford Road, Forest Gate, at 2am on April 20.

Mr Elias previously attended Wanstead High School, in Redbridge Lane East, and worked for security at Sainsbury’s in King George Avenue, Newbury Park.

He is said to have enjoyed cooking and was a gym fanatic, regularly attending Titanium Gym in Raven Road, South Woodford.

Stephon, 38, said: “Andreas was the little brother and it is really hard to take in that he is gone. He was a great person and I know everyone says this but he really was.

“He was thoughtful and a real mummy’s boy. Andreas really did look after his mum.

“I was just about to go out to the cinema on Sunday evening and I got a missed call from my mum, then when I heard the news I just could not take it in. We all got together and tried to make sense of it all.”

Katherine Elias, 31, said: “He was lovely, kind and caring. He put people before himself and was only interested in helping others.

“Andreas was full of life and a bubbly person, a real angel and he will be sorely missed.”

A post mortem showed the cause of death was head injuries.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old woman, remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Another passenger, a 24-year-old woman, was discharged from hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened outside a supermarket near Wanstead flats.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 597 4874.