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Fundraising event in memory of Reagan Asbury

Reagan Asbury died last weekend at a boxing event in Walsall Credit: Family handout

A football team are going to hold a fundraising event in memory of teenager Reagan Asbury, who was killed at a boxing match last weekend.

The 19-year-old died in hospital last Sunday after a fight broke out at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday night (October 14).

A post mortem examination carried out this week confirmed Reagan died from a wound to his neck.

Players and staff at Pelsall United have organised the fundraiser on Saturday (21 October) in memory of Reagan, who was a centre-half.

It comes after manager, Mark Nixon, told the Express and Star newspaper that the club's young players had been rocked by his death:

What happened has knocked everybody for six, it's tragic. Reagan was a funny kid and he was always smiling.

We just want to do the best we can for him and raise as much money as we can.

So there will be a raffle and bucket on the bar - just a few little bits to get everybody to come down and donate.

We're also getting all his football tops put into a glass frame.

– Mark Nixon
Photo of the scene in Walsall last weekend Credit: ITV News Central

The fundraiser will be held at the Old House at Home pub in Walsall.

A Go Fund Me page has also been set up to help support Reagan's family. More than £11,000 has already been raised.

Two men have been arrested in connection with Reagan's death. A second man arrested in Derby on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 25-year-old man arrested from a different address in Derby on Sunday, also on suspicion of assisting an offender, was bailed while enquiries continue.