Brentford Man Killed in Football Fight
Stephen Ritchie dies from head injuries after playing game
Two men have been charged following the death of a man from Brentord in Harlington on Sunday 30th November.
They were called shortly after 12:20pm to Little Harlington Playing Fields, Sipson Lane following reports of a man having been assaulted. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 13:05.
He has been named as Stephen Ritchie, aged 43. Stephen had just taken part in a game of football when, following the final whistle, he became involved in an altercation with members of the opposing team. He was playing for Old Greenfordians in a match against Kinghill Town.
A post mortem this morning gave the cause of death as a head injury. His death is being treated as suspicious and an incident room has been opened under DCI Nicky Wall of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC).
Two men have been charged in relation to the incident. Darren Forwood aged 20 of Frays Avenue, West Drayton will appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on 2nd December charged with murder. Brandon Thompson aged 20 of Widmore Road, Hillingdon will appear charged with ABH.
Anyone with any information should contact the incident room on 0208 358 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
December 5, 2008