Hundreds of mourners paid an emotional last goodbye to a schoolboy who died after a black cab hit his bike.

About 400 family and friends turned out to pay their respects to eight-year-old Ali Nasralla at Surbiton Cemetery.

The Robin Hood Primary School pupil died in hospital on March 6, one day after the accident near his home on Robin Hood Way alongside Wimbledon Common.

Grieving father Murtadha Nasralla, who worked as a cultural adviser to the British and American armed forces during the Iraq war, has since called for speed bumps to be introduced and the 30mph speed limit cut on Robin Hood Way.

He said: "It is time something is done about this.

"I lost my only son but never wish to see another child killed on any road by speedy car or bus."

Mr Nasralla, who also has a 12-year-old daughter Mariam, said schoolfriends of his Chelsea fan son had created a shrine to him by posting messages left on his desk and chair on the internet.

He said his family were “grateful” for the support they had received from the community.

Mr Nasralla said: “We have received messages from people that we do not even know and over 400 people came to the funeral.

“My wife Susan and daughter Miriam are grateful for the support we have had.”

Ali was crossing the road on his bike, with his nanny, when he collided with the black cab.

A throng of flowers and messages of support have since been laid by grieving friends and relatives near the crash site.

Following the post mortem the Ali was taken to a mosque in Streatham south London on Friday afternoon to be washed by family members.

The body was wrapped in two piece of white cotton to form a shroud and put in a coffin to be prayed for by an Imam.

He was then taken to the Lower Marsh Lane Cemetery, where mourners had gathered to pay their respect before he was buried facing Mecca.

On Sunday afternoon the family held a condolence sitting with prayers at Al-Khoei Islamic Centre in north London, which about 1500 people attended.

The service was not carried out Kingston Mosque as the family are Shia Muslims, a different strand of Islam than practiced at the East Road centre.