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Youth dies after local boxing match

Posted on 25th March 2017

We’re investigating the death of a 17-year-old Ripley youth who died shortly after an amateur boxing match held last night.

We were called to the Post Mill Centre at South Normanton at 10.17pm yesterday (Friday March 24) after the youth had collapsed in the ring.

The young man had been given medical treatment by professional medics at the match, which was continued by paramedics, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at Kingsmill Hospital.

A post mortem examination, to determine the cause of his death, and a formal identification will take place in the next few days.

We’re investigating on behalf of the coroner.

At this stage there don’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding this death but if you were at the tournament and have any footage of the bout or information that might help, please contact Detective Sergeant Debbie Yoxall on 101, quoting incident number 1162 of March 24.

You can also send her a message through the Contact Us section of our website here.

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