Friends and family of a student killed during a night out gathered in Cranford for a memorial football tournament at the weeekend.

Jagdip Randhawa, of Cranford, died in October 2011 after being attacked by a professional boxer in Leeds, where the 19-year-old was studying English at university.

A seven-a-side football competition was held in his memory on Saturday (August 16) at Cranford Community College, in Cranford High Street, where the gifted sportsman and writer was a former head boy.

A total of 20 teams took part in the annual contest, now in its second year, with UBAFC beating Lyon Hearts in the final to lift the shield.

Mr Randhawa's childhood friends Jags Budwal and Indy Sembhi organised the event at the school, where there is a bench dedicated to the late student.

 

Jagdip's sister Manjinder Randhawa said: "Jagdip used to love football and his friends made a huge effort to organise it and get together.

"There were more people than last year and they're hoping it will be even bigger next year. It's very touching to see everyone getting together in his memory."

Mr Randhawa had just started the second year of his English degree at Leeds University, for whom he played American Football, when he was died after being assaulted.

Professional boxer Clifton Ty Mitchell, of Derby, was jailed for seven years in July 2012 after being convicted of Mr Randhawa's manslaughter.