A VIGIL and memorial service is being held on Sunday to remember James Etherington, who died on Tuesday after being injured outside a nightclub in Bingley last month.

Mr Etherington suffered serious head injuries outside Bijou Cocktail Bar and Nightclub in Chapel Lane, Bingley, in the early hours of November 25.

He died on Tuesday, and on Wednesday floral tributes and messages were left outside the nightclub in memory of the popular 24-year-old, who worked for Yorkshire Water.

The service on Sunday will take place in Bingley Market Square outside The Ferrand Arms from 5pm.

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It has been organised by Leah-Dionne Short, a lifelong friend of Mr Etherington and is being supported by her mother, Bingley Town councillor Michelle Chapman (Ind).

Cllr Chapman said: “With permission from his family, we have decided to arrange this tribute to James.

“There has been a huge outpouring of grief and we felt this was a way to bring the town together so people could share their feelings and pay respects to this lovely young man who was a friend to so many.”

The candlelit celebration, which will last about an hour, will be led by the Reverend Andrew Clarke, the vicar of Holy Trinity and St Wilfrid’s Church in the town.

Miss Short added: “James was incredible, we are all devastated by what’s happened and want to remember his life, all it was and all it would have been.

“We hope people will join us to celebrate James’s life.”

People are asked to bring a candle and, if they wish, a helium-filled biodegradable balloon for a balloon release.

Four men were arrested following the incident, with three aged 23, 30, and 31 being released under investigation and one, aged 28, released without charge.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 13170551254 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.