The cousin of the boxer Tyson Fury has been stabbed to death in Altrincham

Rico Burton, 31, was attacked in Goose Green last night.A 17-year-old man also received serious injuries in the attack and remains in hospital.

Two men have been arrested say police

The boxer who lives in Morecambe took to social media calling on the government to introduce stronger punishments for knife crime

He wrote “This is becoming ridiculous – idiots carry knives. This needs to stop.”


“Life is very precious and it can be taken away very quick. Enjoy every moment.
RIP Rico Burton – may the lord God grant you a good place in heaven, see you soon.”

Superintendent Ben Ewart said:

“Firstly, may I take this opportunity to pass on my sincere condolences the family and friends of Rico at the very difficult time.

“I would like to commend members of the public who were at the scene, who administered first aid prior to the emergency services arrival.

“Greater Manchester Police have launched a Murder investigation and specialist officers are supporting the victim’s family.

“A 21-year-old male was arrested at the scene and a 20-year-old male was arrested later this morning, both of whom remain in custody.

“This was a senseless act and both victims should have returned home this morning after enjoying a night out with friends.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was at the popular night spot of Goose Green in Altrincham overnight or who may have information in connection with this incident. Any photographs, videos or CCTV footage would also be extremely valuable in aiding our investigations.

“I urge anyone who was out with the victims or suspects who have not yet come forward, to please do so.

“We have increased police patrols in the area and tackling knife crime remains a priority for Greater Manchester Police – the devastating effects of which have been demonstrated today”.


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