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£20,000 JustGiving target for boxer reached in hours

A £20,000 appeal in memory of Mike Towell has been passed Credit: ITV News

A fundraising appeal for the family of boxer Mike Towell surpassed its £20,000 target in a matter of hours.

The JustGiving appeal, initiated by former professional fighter Ricky Hatton on Saturday, was set up to support Towell's partner and young son.

On the JustGiving page, Hatton wrote: "Mike Towell lost his life doing either what he loved or looking after his family - or both.

"A young boy and partner are left behind let's make sure they are looked after. Give what you can. Let's see if we can smash the £20,000".

By 10.30pm, the target had been passed.

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Boy, 6, shot in US primary school dies

Townville Elementary School where the shooting happened. Credit: Reuters

A six-year-old boy who was shot at a South Carolina primary school has died, the Coroner said.

The shooting at Townville Elementary School on Friday also left one man dead and another child and a teacher injured.

A 14-year-old boy had already been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Authorities have not released a motive for the attack.

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