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Who is Liam O’Prey? (Liam O’Prey, 21, charged with murder after heavyweight boxing champ’s cousin Rico Burton stabbed to death)Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Rico Burton died over the weekend, with Liam O’Prey, 21, charged today in the “bloodbath” at 3am in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Boxing champion Tyson Fury has called for action against knife crimeCredit: Getty
Emergency services responded to the scene in Goose Green and Rico was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

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

Police arrested a 21-year-old man at the scene before arresting a second, 20-year-old, later that morning.

O’Prey, of no fixed address, has since been charged with murder.

Investigation

He has been placed on remand and will appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The second man was released on bail pending ongoing investigations, Greater Manchester Police said.

Superintendent Ben Ewart described the attack as “spontaneous and unplanned”.

Attack

He added: “This is certainly a senseless attack and both victims should have returned home after enjoying a night out with friends.”

In a social media post on Sunday, Fury called on the government to “propose higher sentences for knife offences” after his cousin was “stabbed in the neck”.

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

“This is getting ridiculous… idiots carry knives. This has to stop.”

He added: “As soon as possible, the UK government needs to pass higher sentences for knife offences.

“It’s a pandemic and you don’t know how serious it is until one of your own.

“Life is precious and can be taken away from you very quickly. Enjoy every moment.”

Steve Egan, 60, the head trainer at the Jimmy Egan Boxing Academy, where he trained Rico, said he was “devastated” by the news.

He described him as a “lovely lad” and a “fantastic fighter”, adding: “We are all devastated.”

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

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