Devon

Alex Peguero Sosa: Family 'devastated' at teen death

  • 18 July 2014
  • From the section Devon
Alex Peguero Sosa
Image caption Alex's family are hosting a "farewell celebration" at Plymouth Life Centre on Sunday evening

The family of a teenager killed in an attack with a bottle say they are "devastated" by his death.

Alex Peguero Sosa, 17, died on 6 July after an altercation in the early morning at a taxi rank in Kingsbridge, south Devon.

His father Alexis and mother Janet said in a statement that they were "very proud of Alex".

Lee Dent, 42, of East Portlemouth, near Salcombe, has been charged with Alex's murder.

'Lively boy'

A 22-year-old Kingsbridge man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice has been released on police bail until 28 July.

The family said: "He was a lively boy who always lived at 200 miles per hour, keeping us all on our toes.

"We have been comforted and amazed by the amount of people he has touched in his 17 years."

Mother Janet said she had been "strengthened by the love and kindness of his friends everywhere".

Alex, of Aveton Gifford, Devon, was a former Plymouth Argyle youth player.

His family are hosting a "farewell celebration" at Plymouth Life Centre on Sunday evening.

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