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December 2, 2022

A 32-year-old man from Isleworth has been charged with murdering Reece Newcombe on Richmond Bridge last month.

Ross Hamilton of Wood Lane appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 30 November accused of the killing and common assault.

It is alleged that shortly before 4am on Saturday 26 November he stabbed 31-year-old Mr Newcombe from Egham with broken glass leaving him with critical injuries. He died later that morning in hospital.

Another man was arrested in connection with the investigation on Tuesday, 29 November on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a west London police station where he was later bailed to return on a date in early January 2023.

Mr Newcombe was well known in the local area as a boxing trainer and grandson of champion boxer Harry Holland. John Holland, Reece’s father, is the owner of the West Side Gym in Hounslow, and its sister club in Isleworth on the Ivybridge estate.

Reece had helped train former footballer Ian Wright for a charity boxing match and it is believed the pair became friends.

His family posted on social media, 'This is the hardest thing for us to write.

'We are truly heartbroken at the loss of our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin.

'Words cannot describe our grief. Our family is broken and never will be the same again without Reece's larger than life personality.

'As a family, we will make sure his darling daughter Misse will know all about her Daddy and how much he loved her and how much he was loved by everyone.'

Recce had become a father this June after the birth of Misse.


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