Teen died after trying to protect his friends from thugs

A TEENAGER died after being punched while trying to protect his friends from thugs.

Ollie Blatcher, 18, confronted a pair of passing drunks throwing beer cans in the street.

One pal said: “One of them just punched Ollie really hard in the face.

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“He was only punched once and said he was fine but that he had a really bad headache.”

Labourer Ollie had a gash on his temple but he collapsed at his girlfriend’s house later and died after being rushed to hospital in Portsmouth.

Police launched a murder inquiry and two men aged 32 and 28 were arrested and released.

A post mortem examination has been carried out, however the findings were inconclusive. Further tests will be carried out.

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