Tyson Furys cousin stabbed to death as Gypsy King pleads to stop knife crime

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Tyson Fury's cousin was stabbed to death on Saturday night, the boxer has said.

Fury broke the news on Instagram on Sunday morning. He told his followers how his cousin Rico Burton had been stabbed in the neck and called on the UK government to bring harsher sentencing for those convicted of knife crime. He wrote: "My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck. This is becoming ridiculous idiots carry knives." 

"This needs to stop ASAP. UK government needs to bring higher sentencing for knife crime, it's a pandemic & you don't know how bad it is until it's 1 of your own! Life is very precious & 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."

He finished the post with the hashtag: "Only cowards carry weapons."

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