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Carl Frampton shows support for Noah Donohoe campaign

Boxer Carl Frampton showing his support for Noah Donohoe's family

BELFAST boxer Carl Frampton has shown his support for the family of Noah Donohoe by wearing a 'Noah's Army' t-shirt during his weigh-in in Dubai yesterday.

Frampton, who is aiming to be Northern Ireland's first-ever three weight world champion tonight, will fight WBO world super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring.

He later tweeted a photo of himself wearing the t-shirt along with "#RememberMyNoah #TheNoahDonohoeFoundation #JusticeForNoah".

Noah (14), from the Ormeau Road area of south Belfast, went missing on June 21 2020. His body was found in a storm drain in north Belfast six days later.

A post mortem found that he died from drowning. A full inquest into the death will take place next year.

The teenager's family have been strongly critical of the PSNI's handling of the case. On Sunday of last week - a few days after a meeting with PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne - Noah's mother Fiona Donohoe and her sister Niamh held an event in Belfast to highlight their ongoing campaign for justice.

The event was intended to be a 'white line' show of support on Sunday afternoon but large crowds followed Fiona Donohoe as she walked from Belfast City Hall to Cave Hill Country Park.

Police later said they were investigating if the event breached Covid and parading legislation.

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