Investigation after teenager dies following amateur boxing match last night

Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old man who died shortly after an amateur boxing match held last night.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 9:35 am
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:49 am
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Officers 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 from Ripley 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.

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Police are investigating on behalf of the coroner.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “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.”

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