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Second man charged with murder of Leicester boxer Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Isaac Williams was due to celebrate his 21st birthday three days after his death

A second man has been charged with murder after the stabbing of a young former boxer in Leicester.

Police arrested Reuben Stretton, 20, of no fixed address, on Friday and charged him with the murder of 20-year-old Isaac Williams.

Mr Williams, who was found injured in Cropthorne Avenue, Evington, on 21 April, died in hospital on Monday.

A second man, Devan Garner, 19, of Octon Close, Hamilton, Leicester, has also been charged with his murder.

Charlotte Ford, 22, also of Octon Close, Hamilton, was charged with perverting the course of justice.

Mr Williams has been described by friends and family as a "quiet, polite lad".

Former coach Jon Whike said: "He was easy to coach, always smiling, with a big grin on his face."

A tribute on the Railwaymen's Boxing Club's Facebook page said: "Rest in peace Isaac a polite talented young man - our thoughts are with family and friends."

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