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Ian Wright is 'devastated' after his boxer trainer friend was stabbed to death on Richmond Bridge

Football pundit Ian Wright would be

Football pundit Ian Wright is said to be “devastated” by the death of a boxer who was stabbed to death, heartbroken relatives have revealed.

Reece Newcombe, 31, coached the former Arsenal player for a charity boxing match in 2014 against golfer Tony Healey.

He died after being hit with broken glass following an incident on Richmond Bridge, south-west London, on Saturday.

Reece’s family were heartbroken by his death and gathered today at his home in Feltham, west London.

A tearful parent told MailOnline: ‘You couldn’t find a nicer person. Reece was one in a million and his whole family is heartbroken by what happened.

“Ian is in Doha with the World Cup but he’s been briefed and he’s also devastated.”

Football pundit Ian Wright would be

Football pundit Ian Wright is said to be ‘devastated’ by news of his former manager Reece Newcombe (pictured together)

Kane Newcombe (left) left a tribute to his 'brother, friend and all' after Reece (right) was stabbed to death on Saturday

Kane Newcombe (left) left a tribute to his ‘brother, friend and all’ after Reece (right) was stabbed to death on Saturday

“He’s a new dad, just five months ago his daughter Misse was born and her mum is in pieces.

“The police say he did nothing wrong, and it looks like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.” We just hope they catch those responsible quickly.

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Her devastated brother Kane wrote on Facebook: ‘My brother!! I will forever cherish all that we have done together! Nobody will ever be able to replace the brother, the friend that you were for me!

“You were always the one I inspired and admired far beyond belief, as many others did. I idolized you in every way, the way you cared, the way you made me and everyone around you laugh.

‘The way you raised the atmosphere! You made me the man I am today!! I lost my brother and my best friend! Absolutely sorry words cannot justify the way it hurts!! I love you so much my brother, my friend, my everything!!’

Sharing photos of the two of them growing up, Kane later added, “What I would do to get you back.” Completely empty without you! I love you so much.’

Reece trained former Arsenal player Ian Wright at Westside Gym (pictured) for a charity boxing match in 2014

Reece trained former Arsenal player Ian Wright at Westside Gym (pictured) for a charity boxing match in 2014

A GoFundMe page was started by Reece’s best friend Jamie Dobson and as of this morning his total was just under £60,000.

The family has also organized a memorial walk for Reece which will take place this Saturday in Richmond Park.

Posting on social media, they said: “Such are the circumstances surrounding Reece’s passing, it may be some time before we can rest him and give him the send off he deserves.”

“So we are having a march in honor of our beloved Reece. He was the best father, brother, uncle, son, grandson one could wish for.

“Reece was so loved and touched many lives so please join us and show how much he truly meant to all of us and the mark he left on our lives.”

Kane said he

He said he had lost not only his brother but also his

Kane said he will “forever cherish” their memories together and said he lost not only his brother, but his “best friend” as well.

The family have also organized a memorial walk for Reece (pictured) which will take place this Saturday in Richmond Park

The family have also organized a memorial walk for Reece (pictured) which will take place this Saturday in Richmond Park

Police are reviewing nearby traffic camera footage and have called on witnesses, who they believe may have filmed the incident, to come forward.

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Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘We believe a number of people watched the incident unfold and some bystanders may have recorded the footage on their mobile phones. .”

“Anyone who has not spoken to us yet is asked to come forward immediately. My team is working to provide answers to Reece’s family and the public may have valuable information that will help our investigation.

Police were called to the scene in south-west London around 4am on Saturday and found Reece seriously injured.

Police were called to the scene in south-west London around 4am on Saturday and found Reece seriously injured.

The Metropolitan Police said officers administered CPR before paramedics took over and transported him to hospital, where he died later that morning. No arrests have yet been made.

It was the third murder in lawless London this weekend.

Kearne Solanke and Charlie Bartolo, both 16, were found stabbed in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead and Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, in Greenwich on Saturday afternoon.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the two teenagers a mile apart.

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