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Man knifed protecting his fiancee by Spursfan on 29 June 2010 10:15am
This is pathetic - killing someone over deckchairs. And oh so sad !!

"A chef stabbed to death following an open-air music concert featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra died trying to protect his fiancee, it was reported.
Reynald Duchene, 37, was knifed shortly after leaving the the open-air concert with his partner Paula Haddlesey, her teenage children and friends.
The group had been approached by two men who tried to steal deckchairs being carried by Mrs Haddlesey but when her partner told them to "go away", they launched a brutal attack, the Daily Mail reported.
Paramedics were unable to save Mr Duchene, of South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, who had been to the Concert in the Park in Priory Park, Southend, to celebrate Mrs Haddlesey's 44th birthday.
Her son James, 29, told the paper: "Rey was devoted to my mum. He loved her to bits. She's in a terrible way, in pieces. She had to watch him die. We all did. He died trying to protect her. It just shows what a great man he was. Rey made her so happy, I don't know how she'll cope."
The couple had been planning to marry and move to Canada. They were said to have been in a relationship for three years after meeting online.
Mrs Haddlesey's daughter Sophie, 17, told the paper: "We had the best time of our lives. It shouldn't have ended like that."
She said they had been walking back to a taxi when two men came over, asked for the chairs and began pushing Mr Duchene. Having told them to leave, she said he then chased them around the corner where they pushed him over. "We didn't know he had been stabbed until about 10 minutes later and he slid down," Ms Haddlesey added. "He was breathing really heavily, we didn't see any blood at all, then he went."
According to the paper, the family had been joined by nine friends and their dog at a 6,000-strong Rotary Club fundraiser at Priory Park on Saturday evening. The group had been preparing to leave in a mini-bus following the concert.
One of the men seen confronting Mr Duchene was 20, about 5ft 10in, had a tanned complexion, was slim with short, dark spiky hair and was dressed in white. The second man was of similar size and complexion."
Re: Man knifed protecting his fiancee by TERRY S on 29 June 2010 10:46pm
God, that's awful. I can't believe some people can be so violent for such petty reasons to inocent peopke who just want to enjoy themselves. Pathetic.

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