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Pool tribute to stabbed teenager

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer was stabbed to death in March 2007

A pool tournament has been held to raise funds for a charity that was set up after a Nottingham teenager was stabbed to death.

Jason Spencer, 17, was killed in Shewood two years ago.

His family set up the Jason Spencer Trust to provide support for people going through similar experiences.

Jason's stepfather John Greensmith said people who had lost a relative to gun or knife crime currently had nowhere to go for help and support.

He said: "Building a little sanctuary (for) when you're feeling at your worst moments and you're feeling down and you need that bit of help and support, a shoulder to cry on, somewhere to go and that's what we want to provide."

Jason Spencer, a keen pool player, was stabbed eight times in a street in an argument over a ripped jacket in March 2007.

His killer, 17-year-old Reuben Valentine of Sherwood, was jailed for a minimum 16 years.



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