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Bournemouth vigil for killed Jack Gudge attended by hundreds

Nicole Kearley and Jack Gudge Image copyright Dorset police
Image caption The family of Jack Gudge released a new photo of him at his school prom with his girlfriend Nicole Kearley

Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for a teenager who died following a reported fight in a Bournemouth street.

Jack Gudge, 17, was found unconscious on Wimborne Road, Winton, at 00:55 BST on Saturday but he died later in hospital.

Police have urged people to stop making threats on social media and Jack's family has urged people to stay calm.

Four people from Bournemouth have been arrested and released on police bail.

Earlier, people attended a vigil near Jack's home in West Howe, releasing balloons into the sky in his memory.

Jack's mother Jolene Keenan paid tribute to her "wonderful, beautiful, funny son" and said she was releasing another photo of him in the hope it would encourage more witnesses to come forward.

Image caption Hundreds of people attended the evening vigil in memory of the Bournemouth teenager
Image copyright Madison Hampson
Image caption Dozens of balloons were released into the skies above Bournemouth in Jack's memory
Image caption Balloons and floral tributes were left at the scene where Jack was found unconscious

Three men, aged 23, 24 and 27 and a boy aged 15 were all detained on suspicion of murdering Jack.

A post-mortem examination revealed Jack had sustained a brain injury, but the exact cause of death was not clear. Further tests are due to take place.

Image copyright Jolene Keenan
Image caption Jack Gudge's mother Jolene Keenan described him as a "wonderful, beautiful, funny son"

Ms Keenan urged people in the area to "remain calm".

Chief Insp Mike Claxton, of Bournemouth police, said: "There've been some comments that I believe have gone out on social media... with people either making threatening, insulting, inflammatory or incorrect comments and I'd urge people not to use social media for that means."

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