Man, 21, charged with homicide of cousin of Tyson Fury

Man, 21, charged with homicide of cousin of Tyson Fury


21-year-old man has been charged with the homicide of the cousin of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.

Liam O’Prey, of no mounted abode, has been remanded in custody forward of showing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Courtroom on Wednesday, Higher Manchester Police (GMP) mentioned.

He was arrested after Fury’s cousin Rico Burton, 31, was stabbed to demise in Altrincham on Sunday.

Mr Burton, 31, died after being stabbed exterior a bar within the Goose Inexperienced space within the early hours of Sunday morning.

It prompted the sports activities star to publish an impassioned plea to finish knife crime on social media declaring that “this must cease”.

A police tent on the scene on Railway Avenue in Altrincham (Peter Byrne/PA) / PA Wire

GMP mentioned O’Prey has additionally been accused of assaulting a critically injured 17-year-old boy who obtained life-saving remedy from members of the general public on the scene after the alleged incident.

The household of the teenage sufferer, who suffered some vital life-changing accidents, has thanked all those that helped to offer first support that evening, the police mentioned.

This has allowed him to proceed his restoration in hospital.

{The teenager} is in a secure situation.

A 20-year-old man who was additionally arrested on suspicion of homicide has been launched on bail pending ongoing inquiries.

In his Instagram publish Fury described knife crime as a “pandemic” and wrote “you don’t know the way unhealthy it’s till 1 of your individual!”

He added: “Life could be very valuable and it may be taken away very fast take pleasure in each second … RIP Rico Burton might the lord God grant you a great place in heven. see you quickly.”

Steve Egan, 60, chief coach at Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy the place Mr Burton educated, mentioned he was “devastated” by the information.

He instructed the PA information company: “Rico was a beautiful lad… (he) educated with us for 5 years, received two nationwide titles, he was a incredible boxer, a really relaxed and skilful boxer.

“He may (have) gone a good distance within the skilled boxing ranks, beautiful lad, all the time smiling.

“One of many nicest lads you might meet.

“We’re all devastated by this very unhappy information and actually really feel for all of the household. RIP Rico Burton.”

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