Dead scaffolder followed lead of boxing grandad

posted 22 Jan 2009, 11:30 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 22 Jan 2009, 11:34 ]
A young scaffolder who died after a night out drinking with friends was a former junior boxing champion from a well-known city sporting family.

David Norris, 25, won a series of titles in the ring including Scottish junior flyweight champion in 1998/99.

He was the grandson of Walter "Wattie" Whytock, the first boxer from Edinburgh's famous Sparta gym to win a title, in the 1940s.

David had also tried his hand at acting as a teenager and was said to have shown promise. The 25-year-old, a former Gracemount High pupil, was described today as "a great wee boxer and a really nice young guy".

He died following a night out in Dalkeith's Buccleuch Pub on Friday.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News