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Former Burton Albion footballer Kelvin Maynard shot by two men on a motorcycle in Amsterdam

Former Burton Albion football player Kelvin Maynard is shot by two men on a motorcycle & # 39; who were chasing his car & # 39; in Amsterdam

  • Former Burton Albion player Kelvin Maynard was attacked while driving in Amsterdam
  • Soccer player shot after being chased by two armed men on a black scooter
  • He tried to escape by heading to the fire station, but collapsed on the building
  • Dutch police are hunting two shooters who escaped from the scene in Langbroekdreef

Former Burton Albion footballer Kelvin Maynard was shot dead in Amsterdam by two men on a motorcycle, police said.

The 32-year-old defender was shot in his car after being chased by armed men on motorcycles in the Langbroekdreef last night.

The Dutch police call for witnesses in the hunt for two suspects who, according to the Dutch authorities, escaped on a black scooter.

Maynard tried to flee the shooters by driving to a nearby fire station, but he crashed into the building.

Kelvin Maynard plays in a pre-season-friendly match between Burton Albion and Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium in 2015

Kelvin Maynard plays in a pre-season-friendly match between Burton Albion and Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium in 2015

According to witnesses, the defender tried to get away, but was caught by a bullet from his attackers The Telegraph.

Paramedics were unable to resuscitate him and fire department officers also fought to help Maynard, but he later died of his injuries, according to local media.

A police spokesman said: & # 39; We can confirm that the fatal victim of the shooting incident on Langbroekdreef last night was 32-year-old Kelvin Maynard.

& # 39; The investigation into his death is in full swing. & # 39;

Dutch-Surinamese player Maynard spent time with Royal Antwerp and was with non-league club Alphense Boys, about 45 kilometers south of Amsterdam.

His club said on his website: & # 39; Our deepest condolences go to the wife and children of Kelvin, his family and friends. & # 39;

Former Burton Albion and Antwerp soccer player Kelvin Maynard were shot and killed in Amsterdam. He is pictured (above) during his time in England

Former Burton Albion and Antwerp soccer player Kelvin Maynard were shot and killed in Amsterdam. He is pictured (above) during his time in England

Former Burton Albion and Antwerp soccer player Kelvin Maynard were shot and killed in Amsterdam. He is pictured (above) during his time in England

Maynard joined Burton in November 2014 after the appointment of Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.

Burton said in a statement: & Everyone at Burton Albion is sad to hear of the tragic death of our former player Kelvin Maynard.

& # 39; Our sympathy goes out to all his family and friends during this difficult time. & # 39;

He scored one goal for Burton, but only played in 10 games when his injury destroyed the Brewers.

However, the team won the 2014/15 League Two title and promoted to the championship, but Maynard was excluded from the next campaign after a knee injury in a pre-season competition.

Maynard left Burton in January 2017 to join SV Spakenburg.

The defender also played for Kecskemet, FC Emmen, FC Volendam and Olhanense and Quick Boys.

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