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‘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.

It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.

Key employee: Dejon Simmons, a bartender at Bolero restaurant on Front Street. A man has been arrested in connection with an incident at 3.15am on March 18

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Published March 26, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2018 at 2:14 pm)

‘Dejon was just a wonderful, friendly person’

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