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Ian Wright’s pal and trainer killed in attack near Richmond Bridge just months after becoming a dad to baby girl

A FRIEND of former sports pundit Ian Wright has been killed in an attack.

Boxer Reece Newcombe, 31, helped train the ex-footballer, 59, among other famous names for a charity boxing match.

Reece Newcombe, pictured with former sports pundit Ian Wright, was killed in an attack
Reece helped train Wright for a charity boxing match
Reece trained the former sports pundit for the match in 2014
Dad-of-one Reece was described as having a ‘larger than life personality’

The dad-of-one, from Feltham, West London, also taught actor Jack O’Connell, who recently starred in the drama ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes.’

Reece, who became a dad to a girl in June, died after being attacked near Richmond Bridge, South West London, in the early hours of Saturday.

His heartbroken family wrote on social media: “This is the hardest thing for us to write.

“We are truly heartbroken at the loss of our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin.

“Words cannot describe our grief. Our family is broken and never will be the same again without Reece’s larger than life personality.

“As a family, we will make sure his darling daughter Misse will know all about her Daddy and how much he loved her and how much he was loved by everyone.”

They added: “We appreciate everyone’s love and support. RIP our beloved Reecey Bear.”

No arrests have yet been made. Met Police Det Chief Insp Katherine Goodwin said they believe a number of people saw the fatal attack unfold and may have filmed it on their phones.

It comes after two 16-year-old boys were stabbed to death a mile apart from each other on Saturday evening.

A heart-breaking picture has been revealed of victim Kearne Solanke holding his 16th birthday cake months before he was killed.

He was knifed to death last night in Thamesmead, South East London. Around the same time Charlie Bartolo, also 16, was fatally stabbed about a mile away in Abbey Wood.

Charlie’s heartbroken mum collapsed with grief at the scene today.

Police have launched a murder investigation and have confirmed there is a link between the stabbings in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.

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