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Rico Burton died at the weekend and Liam O’Prey, 21, was charged in the “massacre” in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, at 3am today.
Boxing champ Tyson Fury calls for action on knife crimeCredit: Getty
Emergency services responded to the scene at Goose Green and Rico was taken to hospital but died shortly after.
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, followed by another 20-year-old man later that morning.
Opley, who has no fixed address, has since been charged with murder.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Greater Manchester Police said a second man had been released on bail pending an ongoing investigation.
Superintendent Ben Ewart described the attack as “spontaneous and unplanned”.
He added: “This was undoubtedly a senseless attack and both victims should have gone home after a night out with friends.”
In a social media post on Sunday, Fury called on the government to “introduce higher penalties for knife crimes” 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 more and more ridiculous…Idiots with knives. This has to stop.”
He added: “The UK government needs to deliver higher sentences for knife offences as soon as possible.
“This is a pandemic, and you don’t know how serious it is until one of your own.
“Life is precious and can be taken away quickly. Enjoy every moment.”
Steve Egan, 60, of the Jimmy Egan Boxing Academy
He described him as a “lovely lad” and a “terrific fighter”, adding: “We’re all devastated.”
Rico’s death comes amid a wave of shooting violence across the UK.