Portsmouth murder probe: Readers pay tribute to teenager Ollie Blatcher

Friends and family of Ollie Blatcher released balloons yesterday to celebrate his life.
Friends and family of Ollie Blatcher released balloons yesterday to celebrate his life.
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Readers have paid tribute to a teenager who died in the early hours of Saturday in Portsmouth.

Ollie Blatcher, 18, was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital with what police called ‘significant injuries’, but he later died.

Yesterday his friends and family gathered to celebrate his life.

Our readers also left their own messages of condolence on our Facebook page. Here are a few of them:

Lynne Gilbert: So sad, RIP young man. My thoughts with your family and friends x

Carla Jane Pullen: Anyone that takes another life is pure evil. A life cut short, he had his whole life a head of him this is just so tragic. My heart goes out to Ollie’s family and friends, can’t imagine the shock and the pain they all must be feeling. Such a senseless act.

Chris Dowling: What a sad loss of a young life. What is this world coming to when people inflict such pain on others. Heart goes out to his family and friends.

Liza Beck: His whole future has now stopped and his family have to live with this for the rest of their lives.

Helen Heather: R.I.P young man condolences to his family and friends.

Jenny Hodgkinson: Such a tragic waste of a young life. RIP Ollie, condolences to his family and friends.

Tamla White: So young, so tragic, so needless. RIP young man.

John Field: RIP young man, my thoughts are with your family and friends.

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