Hundreds gather to pay their respects to Tom Bell

A funeral and procession for boxer Tom Bell was held in Doncaster today.

Hundreds of people attended to pay their respects to the 21-year-old, who was shot at the Maple Tree pub in Balby last month.

He was taken to hospital with wounds to his chest and abdomen, where he later died.

A procession of friends and family, led by horse and carriage, travelled down the main street to the St Peter-in-Chains chapel where the service was held.

In a statement Tracy Bell, Mr Bell’s mum, said: “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.

“I’ll never have he chance to be a Nana to his children but his life was wonderful and he lives on in my heart forever.”

Mr Bell’s family have said any contributions left over from funeral donations will be put back into the boxing community.

The inquiry into Mr Bell’s has resulted in nine arrests so far and two men have been charged with murder.

The investigation is ongoing.