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David Curnow death: Charity football match in memory of murdered soldier

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Image caption The aim is for the charity football match to become an annual event

A charity football match has taken place in memory of murdered Cornish soldier David Curnow.

The 20-year-old had played football for West Cornwall FC and 4 Rifles Battalion in the British Army.

Mr Curnow died after leaving The Zone nightclub in Redruth on 21 September 2015.

The teams were playing for a trophy donated by Mr Curnow's family, with the 4 Rifles Battalion winning the match 2-1.

Hundreds of people showed their support and balloons were set off before the match in David Curnow's memory.

All money raised was being donated to the charity Care For Casualties.

Image caption The football teams were led out by David Curnow's niece and nephew
Image caption Balloons were set off before the match in David Curnow's memory
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Image caption Rifleman David Curnow, who served in 4 Rifles Battalion in the British Army, toured Afghanistan two years ago

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