A charity boxing match that took place over the weekend has led to the untimely and tragic death of a young man following a fight at a Worcester nightclub.
The man, named in the local Worcester News as 26-year-old Dominic Chapman, died after taking part in one of the popular charity boxing events organised around the country by Ultra White Collar Boxing.
The charity boxing match was one of many scheduled to place at Tramps nightclub on Saturday (9 April).
The death is not being investigated by the police, but Worcester City Council has announced that Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) would be looking into it.
A spokesperson from Worcester City Council said:
“This tragic incident has been reported to WRS and an investigation will be carried out.
“We can confirm that the charity boxing event was conducted in line with the venue’s licence.”
Ultra White Collar Boxing said:
“Everyone at Ultra White Collar Boxing was devastated to hear of the tragic death of this young man.
“Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends at this very sad time. We will, of course, offer them all the support we can.
“With investigations now underway into the cause of his death, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
The events are endorsed by and raise money for Cancer Research UK, the charity sent its “sincerest condolences” to the man’s family.
Executive Director of Fundraising and Engagement at Cancer Research UK Phil Almond said:
“Our thoughts are with the man’s loved ones and friends at this time.”
A West Mercia Police spokesperson told the press:
“Around 7.50pm officers received a report concerned for the welfare of a man.
“Officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended. A man in his 20s was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in a serious condition.”
A representative for the West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed:
“We were called at 7.46pm.
“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a Critical Care Car from the Air Ambulance Service and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.
“Upon arrival, we found a man who had sustained serious injuries. He received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene. He was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment.”