Mourners gather to bid farewell to Tyson Fury’s cousin after Rico Burton, 31, was stabbed to death

Mourners gathered today to bid farewell to Tyson Fury’s cousin after he was stabbed to death.

Crowds followed a horse-drawn carriage and other trailers with floral messages for Rico Burton, 31, including one spelling out his name and another calling him “BOYO”.

Mourners gathered to bid farewell to Tyson Fury’s cousin
Rico Burton was stabbed last month

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A floral decoration spells out Rico’s name
Two mourners arrive to pay their respects

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Two mourners arrive to pay their respectsCredit: LNP

Mr Burton was fatally stabbed outside a bar on Goose Green in Altrincham, Greater Manchester in the early hours of August 21.

Tributes poured in for Mr Burton after his death, led by the boxer’s heavyweight champion cousin Tyson Fury.

In his tribute, the boxing champion said: “Life is very precious and it can be taken away very quickly. Enjoy every moment.”

The two-time world heavyweight champion, from Wythenshawe, also called for an end to knife crime in a post on his social media following the tragic death of his cousin.

Mr Burton’s family and friends said an emotional goodbye to him today during a service at St Michael’s Church in Urmston.

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Footage showed mourners arriving for the service earlier on cars and trailers. One was pulled by a horse.

One trailer carried a huge white flower arrangement, while another carried flowers that spelled her name. Dozens of people are expected to show up to pay their respects to Mr Burton at the service.

Speaking after Mr Burton’s death, Shaun Egan, who previously trained Mr Burton at Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy, described him as “such a nice guy”.

Mr Egan said: “He was an absolute talent. He was such a nice boy, he worked hard and had a great sense of humor.

“What happened is just horrible. He was just a great guy. To hear that he died like that is devastating.”

Liam O’Prey, 21, of no fixed address, has been charged with her murder and a series of other offences.

Mr O’Prey appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Friday charged with the murder of Mr Burton. He faces four counts related to the same incident.

Mr. O’Prey is charged with murder; unlawful injury with intent to cause grievous bodily harm; possession of a bladed item; namely a knife; and possession of cocaine.

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He could be tried early next year and has been remanded in custody.

A 17-year-old was also seriously injured in the incident and received life-saving treatment at the scene, police said.

People walk beside a horse drawn carriage

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People walk beside a horse drawn carriageCredit: LNP
A message says

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A message says “rest in perfect peace”
A horse-drawn carriage was used in the procession

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A horse-drawn carriage was used in the procession
Tyson Fury called for an end to knife crimes

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Tyson Fury called for an end to knife crimes

. The people mourning gather to make their farewell cousin Tyson Fury after Rico Burton years summer stabbed dead

. Mourners gather bid farewell Tyson Furys cousin Rico Burton stabbed death

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