Norfolk

King's Lynn death: Reece Hornibrook had severe head injuries after fight

Reece Hornibrook Image copyright Norfolk Police
Image caption Reece Hornibrook was described by his family as a "gentle giant"

A teenager assaulted in a street fight involving several people died of severe head injuries, a post-mortem examination has confirmed.

Reece Hornibrook, 17, died in hospital on Tuesday after the disturbance in Saddlebow Road in King's Lynn, Norfolk, just before 03:30 BST on Sunday.

Liam Russell, 31, of Metcalf Avenue in the town, appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm earlier.

He is yet to enter a plea and was granted bail at Norwich Crown Court.

His next appearance there is due on 7 August.

In a statement issued via Norfolk Police after his death, the boy's family described him as a popular gentle giant who would do anything for anyone.

Image caption Police were called after a resident reported seeing a number of people fighting in the street

A 30-year-old woman arrested in connection with the fight was released on police bail on Tuesday.

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