Funeral to be held for beloved son who died following an alleged attack

The funeral of a beloved brother and son from Sunderland who died following an alleged attack is set to go-ahead this week.

“Lovely” Jordan Bell, 27, from Southwick was found injured outside a city centre nightclub on June 10 after an alleged attack.

Tragically just a fortnight later, Jordan passed away in hospital surrounded by his family on June 24.

Jordan was the beloved son of Tracy and Andy, loving brother of Sarah and dear grandson of Jean and late grandparents Ron, Pat and Sylvia.

On Friday, August 21, at 9.30am, Jordan’s family and friends will gather at Sunderland Crematorium for his funeral.

The family said in a statement: “Our most sincere thanks to the teams at the RVI who fought so hard to try to save Jordan’s life.

“Also our thanks go to all those involved in getting him to hospital, including the police who were flagged down for responding, and indeed the person who alerted them.

“Jordan will be missed by a lot of people.”

A Go Fund Me page was set up by Trevor Newton, who described Jordan as a “lovely quiet man”.

The page was set up to help the family and has raised over £1,000.

In an update following his death, Trevor wrote: “It is with deep sadness our amazing lovely kind friend Jordan passed away.

“We are devastated. Our love and prayers to out to his loving family at this sad time.”

Dominic Robson, 26, of Birchwood, South Hylton, appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates Court on July 27 charged with manslaughter.

He was released on bail and ordered to reside at an address in Birchwood, South Hylton, obey a curfew between 7pm and 7am and not to contact prosecution witnesses.

Robson is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on August 24 at 10am.

Detective Sergeant Katrina Moore, of Northumbria Police, previously said: “Jordan’s family are devastated and these past two weeks have been a living nightmare for them.

“We have been carrying out an investigation so we can establish exactly what has happened that night and get answers for Jordan’s loved ones.

“It has been treated as an assault since we first started carrying out our inquiries and now a man has been charged with manslaughter.

“But we still need to hear from anyone who may have witnessed what happened so if you can help then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference 1145 of July 10 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Chronicle Live – Sunderland