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Man, 32, is charged with murdering Ian Wright's boxing trainer friend stabbed on Richmond Bridge

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 30/11/2022 Stewart Carr For Mailonline

A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a boxing trainer who was stabbed in a fight on a bridge in London.

Ross Hamilton, of Wood Lane, Isleworth, west London, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court today accused of killing Reece Newcombe in the early hours of Saturday morning. He also stands charged with common assault.

Mr Newcombe, 31, who trained celebrities including former footballer Ian Wright for a charity boxing match in 2014, died after he was stabbed with a piece of glass on Richmond Bridge, southwest London.

A Gofundme appeal for his five-month-old daughter has raised more than £100,000.

Reece Newcombe, 31, who trained celebrities including former footballer Ian Wright, died after he was stabbed with a piece of glass on Richmond Bridge, south west London, in the early hours of Saturday © Provided by Daily Mail Reece Newcombe, 31, who trained celebrities including former footballer Ian Wright, died after he was stabbed with a piece of glass on Richmond Bridge, south west London, in the early hours of Saturday Footballing legend Ian Wright was said to have been 'devastated' by the news that his ex-boxing trainer Reece Newcombe, 31, had died (pictured together) © Provided by Daily Mail Footballing legend Ian Wright was said to have been 'devastated' by the news that his ex-boxing trainer Reece Newcombe, 31, had died (pictured together)

Hamilton, appearing in the dock, spoke in a very quiet voice only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

The bald and bearded defendant, from Isleworth, west London, wore a thick blue hoodie and appeared to show little emotion during the hearing which lasted just over one minute.

He did not enter pleas to a charge of murder and another of common assault.

Anam Yaqoob, prosecuting, and Hamilton's lawyer Reza Pashazadeh did not speak at all during the hearing. No bail application was made.

District Judge Deborah Wright told Hamilton: 'I am sending your case to the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) where you will appear on December 2 at 9.30am.

'In the interim period you will be remanded into custody.'

A police cordon surrounded the scene at Richmond Bridge, south-west London, on Saturday as forensic officers gathered evidence © Provided by Daily Mail A police cordon surrounded the scene at Richmond Bridge, south-west London, on Saturday as forensic officers gathered evidence

The Metropolitan Police said a second man aged 28 was arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail until early January.

On Monday, Mr Newcombe's distraught family members gathered at his home in Feltham, west London.

One tearful relative told MailOnline: 'You couldn't find a nicer person. Reece was one in a million and all his family are heartbroken by what's happened.

'Ian Wright is in Doha with the World Cup but he's been informed, and he's as devastated as well are.

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

'It looks like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. We just hope they catch the people responsible quickly.'

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
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His devastated brother Kane wrote on Facebook: 'My brother!! I will forever cherish everything we ever did together! No one can ever replace the brother, the friend you were to me!

'You was always the one I inspired and looked up to way beyond belief as many others did. I idolised you in every way, the way you cared, the way you made me laugh and everyone you was around.

'The way you lifted the atmosphere up! You made me the man I am today!! I've lost my brother as well as my bestest friend! Absolutely heartbroken words can't justify the way it hurts!! Love you so much my brother, my friend, my everything!!'

Sharing pictures of the two of them growing up Kane later added: 'What I would do to have you back. Completely empty without you! Love you so much.'

The GoFundMe page has been launched by Reece's best friend Jamie Dobson and this morning he total stood at just under £60,000.

The family have also organised a memorial walk for Reece which will take place on Saturday in Richmond Park.

To view the appeal, visit here

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