Sunderland murder probe: Olympic boxing star Tony Jeffries pays tribute to tragic Connor Brown
Sunderland Olympic boxing star Tony Jeffries has paid tribute to teenager Connor Brown.
The 18-year-old, who died early on Sunday morning after reportedly being stabbed during an incident in the city centre, was a keen boxer and a member of Plains Farm Amateur Boxing Club.
Tony Jeffries, who now lives in Los Angeles, claimed light heavyweight bronze in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
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He paid tribute to Connor on his Twitter feed: "So so sad, 18yr old Sunderland lad, Connor Brown was Murdered yesterday- absolutely heart breaking...
"My thoughts are with his family right now, can’t imagine what they going through."