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Family teach children to save lives after son died 'from a single punch'

He died from a single punch. Promising footballer Connor Saunders died after a fight in Rottingdean, near Brighton, two years ago.

Today his family held an assembly at a local school telling pupils the lessons they've learned. The Connor Saunders Foundation hopes to provide a legacy for youngsters, teaching them to save lives rather than take them.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Darran Saunders and Courtney Saunders-Jones.

PICTURES: House on fire in Rottingdean

More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at house in Rottingdean, East Sussex.

The fire service were called at 3.31pm and have been tackling the fire for the last eight hours.

Firefighters were called at 3.30pm this afternoon Credit: @SaskiaMckay
More than 40 firefighters attended the scene Credit: @G_loksta
The incident happened at Cranleigh Avenue in Rottingdean Credit: GotaSpareTicket - instagram
Detached house on fire on Cranleigh Road in Rottingdean Credit: Paulruss2012 - instagram


Teenager's killing was "self-defence"

A jury has been told that a boy accused of killing a teenager outside a shop in Sussex was acting in self-defence. Promising footballer Connor Saunders, 19, died from brain injuries after being punched during an argument in Rottingdean earlier this year.

A 14-year-old is on trial, accused of his manslaughter. Malcolm Shaw sent this report from Hove Crown Court. The trial continues.


Teenagers arrested after assault

Two fourteen year old boys and a thirteen year old are being questioned by police after a man was found with life-threatening head injuries. It is believed there was an altercation between two groups in Rottingdean, East Sussex late last night.

The nineteen year old was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he remains in a critical condition.