Tyson Fury: Man charged with murder after heavyweight boxing champ’s cousin Rico Burton stabbed to death | The Sun

A MAN was today charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of Tyson Fury's cousin Rico Burton outside a bar.

Liam O’Prey, 21, was remanded in custody in connection with the 3am "bloodbath" in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, on Sunday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Goose Green and Rico, 31, was taken to hospital, but he died a short time later.

A 17-year-old man, believed to be a relative, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Police arrested a man, 21, at the scene before detaining a second, 20, later that morning.

Liam O’Prey, 21, of no fixed abode, has since been charged with murder.


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He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

The second man has been released on bail pending ongoing enquiries, Greater Manchester Police said.

Superintendent Ben Ewart described the attack as "spontaneous and unplanned".

He added: "This is without doubt a senseless attack and both victims should have returned home after enjoying a night out with friends."

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In a social media post on Sunday, Fury called on the government to "bring higher sentencing for knife crime" after his cousin was "stabbed in the neck".

The heavyweight boxing champion wrote on Instagram: "My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck.

"This is becoming ridiculous… idiots carry knives. This needs to stop."

He added: "ASAP, UK government needs to bring higher sentencing for knife crime.

"It's a pandemic and you don't know how bad it is until one of your own.

"Life is very precious and it can be taken away very quick. Enjoy every moment."

Steve Egan, 60, chief coach at Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy where Rico trained, said he was "devastated" by the news.

He described him as a "lovely lad" and a "fantastic boxer", adding: "We are all devastated."

Rico's death comes amid a wave of knife and gun violence across the UK.

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Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper last night said: "Knife crime is destroying lives and devastating families.

"This is yet another horrific killing on Britain's streets. It is becoming a national crisis and we need urgent action before more lives are lost."

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