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Young boxer dies in shooting which police are treating as "targeted"

Tom Bell in the ring

Police say they are treating the fatal shooting of a young boxer from Doncaster as a "targeted" attack.

In a statement on Friday evening, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley said the force "believe those involved were known to each other".

Tom Bell, a 21-year-old boxer from Doncaster, died after being shot in a pub.

Evidence sheet covers what appears to be bullet hole in pub window
The incident took place at the Maple Tree pub in Doncaster

He was taken to hospital after the attack at the Maple Tree pub, in Woodfield Way, Doncaster, and died shortly after being taken to hospital.

South Yorkshire Police say their investigations are ongoing and they have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

They have also requested dash-cam footage which may help them with the enquiries.

Tributes have been paid to the young athlete since news of his death was confirmed by his sister CeeJay Bell on Facebook this morning.

Tom's sister announced the news on her Facebook page Credit: Editorial

Boxing IBF Featherweight World Champion Josh Warrington has paid tribute to his the youngster calling him a 'cheeky chappy' in the gym

Reverend Liz Strafford, from Balby Loversall and Wadforth parishes, has also paid tribute to the young boxer.