Jack Gudge's family call for calm following 17 year-old's death

Jack Gudge was found dead following an apparent fight in Bournemouth Credit: Family photo

The family of a 17 year-old boy who died following an apparent fight in Bournemouth have called for calm - and urged against anyone "taking matters into their own hands".

Jack Gudge was found unconscious with serious injuries outside the Tesco Express on Wimborne Road at 12.55 am on Saturday (16 July).

A post-mortem examination indicated that Jack suffered a brain injury, but the examination was unable to provide the exact cause of death.

Three men aged 27, 24 and 23, as well as a 15-year-old boy, all from the Bournemouth area, were arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently on police bail.

Jack's mother, Jolene Keenan, has warned against any reprisals and posted the following message on Facebook:

Dorset Police have warned people against naming or threatening the suspects on social media - as it could seriously affect the police investigation:

A vigil in memory of Jack will be held tonight at Cunningham Crescent park in West Howe. Hundreds of people are expected to attend.