Devon

Kingsbridge murder: Teen dies after taxi rank 'altercation'

Alex Peguero-Sosa Image copyright Plymouth Argyle
Image caption Alex Peguero-Sosa died from his injuries at about 02:20 on Sunday

A former Plymouth Argyle youth player has died in south Devon after an argument broke out at a taxi rank.

Alex Peguero-Sosa, 17, was injured in Kingsbridge at about 02:20 BST and was later declared dead at Derriford Hospital, in Plymouth.

A man in his 40s was arrested in Kingsbridge on Sunday on suspicion of murdering the teenager. He is in custody at Torquay police station.

Police said members of the public had attempted to revive the boy.

A spokesman for Plymouth Argyle said Mr Peguero-Sosa was released from the club last summer.

Image caption The area has been closed off while police investigate

The town's mayor, Wayne Grills, said Kingsbridge was a very small community and the teenager was well known and liked.

He said: "The town is in a state of shock. Waking up to the news on social media, it is very unusual. It has been decades since the last event of this kind. It is a close knit community and this is very unusual."

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