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Millwall remembers murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen

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Media captionJimmy Mizen was killed the day after his 16th birthday in a south-east London bakery

Millwall Football Club has paid tribute to murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen, who was killed in a south London bakery in 2008.

Players were escorted onto the pitch to face Fulham by a young person from Millwall Community Trust to mark Jimmy's Day at The Den.

The 16-year-old died at the Three Cooks' Bakery in Lee, south-east London after trying to avoid a fight.

The Jimmy Mizen Foundation was set up to help make young people feel safer.

Fleeing violence

Jimmy, a Millwall fan, was killed when a large glass dish was thrown at him which shattered and severed an artery in his neck. In 2009, 19-year-old Jake Fahri was jailed for life for his murder.

His parents Barry and Margaret Mizen set up the foundation and through it the CitySafe scheme where hundreds of businesses across the city signed up to give a refuge to youngsters who are fleeing violence.

The Millwall Community Trust was set up 25 years ago to give people the opportunity to take part in sport through coaching and educational programmes.

Jimmy's parents, who were appointed MBE for their work in 2013, said they wanted the day to focus on young people.

They said: "Our young people are at the heart of The Jimmy Mizen Foundation; from volunteering or work experience in one of our cafes, to being part of our fundraising team or young citizens."

Jimmy's Day was first held in 2012 as a way of remembering the teenager at his favourite football club and to thank Millwall Football Club and their fans for their support of the foundation.

Millwall chairman John Berylson said that the day: "Gives us another opportunity to celebrate the life of Jimmy and to help his family spread their message of love and restitution in his name."

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