‘Dejon was just a wonderful, friendly person’
Colleagues of Bolero bartender Dejon Simmons have said he will be sorely missed by staff and customers alike.
Mr Simmons, 30, died Wednesday after sustaining injuries in a fight on Front Street the previous Sunday.
He joined Bolero about four years ago starting out as a kitchen porter before training to become a bartender which he had done for the last two years.
Bolero chef and owner Johnny Roberts said of Mr Simmons: “He was great, all the staff liked him and he was well liked by a lot of our customers.
“He liked to have a laugh and a joke and he was great with the customers. He learnt how to make his drinks and did a pretty good job at it.”
Assistant manager Marian Fundrianu added: “We feel very sorry for his family, I present my condolences.
“He was an awesome guy, I can tell you that. It is not easy for us here. I want to let everyone know that he was just a wonderful, friendly person.”
Footballer Rakeem DeShields, 25, was charged today with unlawfully killing Mr Simmons.
Witnesses with any footage or photographs should contact police on 295-0011.
UPDATE: This article was updated after Rakeem DeShields appeared in Magistrates' Court in connection with Mr Simmons's death.
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