Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Family's tribute as funeral takes place of Doncaster boxer Tom Bell

Tom Bell and his father Tony Credit: Family picture

The family of Doncaster boxer Tom Bell have paid an emotional tribute to him as hundreds of people gathered for his funeral.

The 21-year-old was shot dead at the Maple Tree pub on Plantation Road, Balby, last month.

Mourners followed a horse drawn carriage as a service was held celebrating his life in Doncaster today.

His father, Tony, said: “My heart is broken and has been ripped apart. Not only have I lost my youngest son I have lost a friend. I will miss him always and forever."

His mother, Tracy, added: “I want to thank every single person that has raised or donated for Tom. My blue-eyed boy can have the send-off he deserves.

“Individually our lives have been broken and there will forever be an emptiness we cannot explain."

Two men have been charged with murder and seven others arrested over Tom's death.