HEARTFELT tributes have flooded into a Facebook page set up in memory of the former Hartlepool boxer whose death has sparked a police murder inquiry.
The ex-sportsman, named locally as Mark Denton, was pronounced dead in hospital after being attacked at a New Year’s Eve party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool.
A tribute page has been set up on social networking site facebook and already dozens of his family, friends and associates have left tributes.
Laura Church said: “Mark, still hasn’t sunk in yet. What a man u were n all. RIP mush sleep tight. xxxx”
Clive Jordan wrote: “R.I.P Mark, such a shame to lose ya. My thoughts are with your family.”
Shaun McEvoy added: “Legend Mark mate. RIP x”
Victoria Wearmouth said: “Such a tragedy still sinking in. RIP Mark, my thoughts r with all your family at this terrible time xxxx.”
Clara Elliott added: “RIP Mark taken way too soon. Thoughts are with family and friends. You’ll always be in our hearts. x”
Janet Staunch added: “RIP Mark, so sad, so young.”
Honour Dale said: “RIP Mark, sleep tight angel xx.”
Callum Thompson wrote: “R.I.P uncle dynamite, always in my heart with ya frosty j’s. God only takes the best love you lots.”
Charlotte Willis added: “RIP Dentonator absolute legend and pleasure for everyone who knew you. Rave safe my mate.. Thinking of his family and girlfriend and other close friends on this sad day Xxxx”
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