Rico Burton, a close cousin of Tyson Fury who was fatally stabbed, appeals to the government to “stop knife crime”: Rico Burton was stabbed with a knife on Saturday, August 20, and died as a result.
The police have not received any reports. But because Tyson Fury, the most well-known boxer, has publicly acknowledged his relationship with Rico Burton, and because Rico Burton is known to be his cousin, the case has been receiving a lot of media and public attention
What happened to Rico Burton ?
Tyson Fury’s cousin, Rico Burton, was tragically stabbed to death in Altrincham, Manchester, just after 3 am today (August 21). The boxing champion took to Instagram to pay tribute to his cousin, writing: “My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck. This is becoming ridiculous – idiots carry knives. This needs to stop Asap.
UK government needs to bring higher sentencing for knife crime – it’s a pandemic & you don’t know how bad it is until it’s 1 of your own!” Fury said that life is precious and can be taken away very quickly, urging people to enjoy every moment. He finished by saying: “RIP Rico Burton. May the lord god grant you a good place in heaven. See you soon.”
Knife crime has become a severe problem in the UK recently, with many young people carrying knives and using them to commit violence. It is hoped that by increasing sentences for those caught carrying knives, the government will strongly message that this type of crime will not be tolerated.
Who was Rico Burton?
Rico had trained with his cousin Tyson when he was younger, his former coach Steve Egan told the Sun.
Friends said he had previously worked as a roofer but had moved into selling cars. Rico is reported to have been 31 years old. His former coach Steve Egan, who also coached Tyson at one point, was “devastated” to hear of the tragedy. Egan told the Sun:
I taught Rico; he’s a lovely lad. I’m devastated. “I feel like crying. I’ve known him and his brother since he was 13.
What a talent, he was fantastic. “He was always a grafter; he worked hard and so hard in the ring too.” Rico’s death is a tragedy, not just for his family and friends but for the boxing community as well. He was a talented fighter with a promising future ahead of him.
Manchester Police statement
After two men were stabbed outside of a bar in Altrincham, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police told the Manchester Evening News that “police are appealing to the public for further information.”
“The police were called shortly after 3 o’clock this morning (Sunday, the 21st of August 2022) in response to reports that two males had been stabbed outside of a bar located on Goose Green in Altrincham. The local emergency services responded to the incident. Two men were taken to the hospital in critical condition after suffering life-altering injuries.
“Unfortunately, a male patient of 31 years old has passed away a short while later in the hospital. In addition, a male patient aged 17 is still being treated in the hospital for serious injuries.
A male suspect, age 21, was detained at the scene after being arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault, and he is still in custody now.
A homicide investigation has been opened, and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crime to get in touch with them.
this article originally posted on bareillycollege.org
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