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Soldier's pub friends raise cash

Regulars at the favourite pub of a soldier killed in Afghanistan have raised more than £40,000 for an injured soldiers' charity.

Drinkers at the Malt Shovel in Baildon have been raising money for the Help For Heroes charity since the new year.

Twenty-two year old Jordan Rossi, a regular at the West Yorkshire pub, was killed while clearing explosives in Helmand on Saturday.

Friends paid tribute to Jordan describing him as "a brilliant guy".

Best friend, Bobby Burdess, said Jordan was always sending him messages online, counting the days until they could drink together in the pub.

He said: "It still hasn't sunk in properly yet. I think about him all the time, I think about his family."

Jordan was a sapper in the 38 Engineer Regiment, and was the second British serviceman killed near Sangin in two days.

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Regulars at the soldier's local pub in Baildon raised thousands of pounds for the charity "Help For Heroes" which supports injured soliders



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