Tyson Fury says his cousin was stabbed to death, calls for measures to deter ‘knife crimes’


British boxing champion Tyson Fury said his cousin was stabbed to death on Sunday as he called on the UK government to take steps to curb knife crime.

“My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck, and this became silly idiots with knives,” Fury said. Social media. “This needs to stop ASAP, the UK government needs higher penalties for knife crime, it’s a pandemic and you don’t know how dangerous it is until it becomes one for you! Life is so precious and can be thrown away quickly enjoy every moment. RIP RICO BURTON GOD GIVES YOU Good place in heaven. See you soon #onlycowardscarryweapons.”

Police in Manchester, England, have identified Rico Burton, 31, as the stabbing victim and said two men were arrested in the case. new version.

Police said in a statement that the stabbing occurred around 3am on Sunday outside a nightclub in Goose Green, a neighborhood in Altrincham in the Greater Manchester area.

“On arrival we found two men, aged 17 and 31, with stab wounds. They were receiving first aid from members of the public before officers and paramedics managed the scene. Both men were taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where the 31-year-old tragically died.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene and a 20-year-old man was arrested later, police said, adding that the two are still in custody.

“We have increased police patrols in the area and tackling knife crime remains a priority for Greater Manchester Police – and its devastating effects are being felt today,” a police statement said. The statement did not refer to Fury’s comments.

British government For years, I tried to reduce knife crimedescribed as a national crisis.

the government National Statistics Office It reported that 49,000 offenses related to knives or sharps occurred in England and Wales from March 2021 to March 2022, a 10% increase over the previous year. That’s still less than the 55,000 knife crimes reported between March 2019 and March 2020.

Fury, the two-time world heavyweight champion, said he’s going quit professional boxing After beating Dillian White at Wembley Stadium in London last April.

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