The family of a London man killed by a falling object on a building site in Eastbourne have paid tribute to the “kindest, most loving” son.

Jack Phillips, from Romford, was killed after being struck with a heavy object which had fallen from a crane at South Cliff Tower, Eastbourne, last Thursday.

After the 24-year-old’s death, the Health and Safety Executive was informed.

Mr Phillip’s family said the young man “lived” for football and was “always smiling”.

In a statement, they said: “Our beloved son Jack was tragically taken from us in a work accident.

“He lived for his football and loved having a laugh and joke with all his friends and was always smiling.

“Jack would always be there to help and was the kindest most loving son. He will be forever missed by us and his two sisters and his girlfriend.”