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Fundraiser for family of dad killed near nightclub.

FRIENDS of a well-known 'gentle giant' who was killed outside a Bangor nightclub came together to hold a memorial football match over the weekend.

o knamed ound n Father-of-two Eskinumo Ayabowei, nicknamed 'Romeo', was found unconscious close to Peep in Bangor following reports of an assault in the early hours of April 1. The 27-year-old amateur footballer died in hospital the following day.

d On Saturday, some of his former work colleagues from the , mer f h Department of Work and Pensions' Bangor office were the latest to come together to help his young family.

special fund mem benefipartn Mel Almost PS14,000 has already been raised for a set up in his memory, for the benefit of his partner, Melicia, and two daughters.

da afmw Speaking after the match, which took place in Llanfairpwll, match referee Peter Kewley It was a competitve finished 8-6 to the red team.

pl Lla ma Pete said: "very com game, finis h d "There will be some stiff legs at work on Monday, but we all have fond memories of our colleague, Henry.

"It was a great day all round."

Known as Henry Esin to loved ones, and Romeo to team-mates, the week after his death saw some of his former football clubs, including Llangefni, Llanfairpwll and Trearddur Bay, donate part of their gate receipts to the fund.

A family fun day and five-a-side competition was also held in Gaerwen last month.

Kieren Terence Roberts, 26, of Penrhyn Avenue, Maesgeirchen, near Bangor, will go on trial in October accused of Mr Ayabowei's murder.

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