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Boxing: Joshua and other sports stars support the injured boy after fleeing his bullies

Several sports stars, including boxer Anthony Joshua, have sent messages of support to an 11-year-old boy who lost his finger while trying to escap


Several sports stars, including boxer Anthony Joshua, have sent messages of support to an 11-year-old boy who lost his finger while trying to escape from school bullies.

Raheem Bailey, 11, of Wales was attacked by a group of children on Tuesday, according to his mother, Shantal. The boy tried to run away, but his hand got caught while trying to climb a fence, resulting in the amputation of a finger. “Basically, he was running away because he was so tired of being picked on every day,” his mother recounted.

The family has received support in the days since the incident, with donations to a GoFundMe page exceeding £85,000 and Sports stars have contacted Raheem to offer their support, including footballers like Jadon Sancho, Ashley Williams and Gary Neville.