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UK coach murder suspect 'flees'

The man accused of murdering a 25-year-old British football coach on a street in New York has reportedly fled to Mexico.

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Foreign Office providing assistance to 'shocked' family

The Foreign Office confirmed 25-year-old Briton Mike Jones, who was working as a youth football coach in New York, was murdered in the city yesterday.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in New York on October 7. We are in touch with the local authorities and are providing consular assistance to the family."

The family of Mr Jones, a coach for New York Red Bulls' juniors, are said by friends to be "in a state of shock".

"He came home around November time and played football with us. So he kept in touch with everybody. He was just one of the lads."

– John Parkinson, treasurer of Tarleton Corinthians

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