A man in his 30s who died after he and a teenage boy were stabbed outside a bar in Altrincham in the early hours of Sunday has been named as Rico Burton – a cousin of Tyson Fury.

The emergency services received reports of the incident on Goose Green at around 3am.

On arrival, the paramedics and police officers came upon a 31-year-old man, Mr Burton, and a 17-year-old boy, both of whom had received first aid from members of the public.

They were taken to hospital, but Mr Burton died a short time afterwards.

The 17-year-old boy was in a serious, but not life-threatening condition.

A murder investigation was started and a 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of Section 18 assault.

Soon, a 20-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault and murder. Both of these men are in custody.

At a press conference, Superintendent Ben Ewart offered condolences to the family and friends of Mr Burton, who include boxer Fury, who is from Wythenshawe.

READ MORE: AS IT HAPPENED: Man in 30s stabbed to death outside bar in Altrincham.

Supt Ewart said: "Can I take this opportunity first and foremost to offer my condolences to Rico's family and friends. Can I also praise the members of the public who stepped in and provided first aid.

"This is without doubt a senseless attack and both victims should have returned home this morning after enjoying a night out with friends."

In a post on social media on Sunday, Fury paid tribute to his cousin.

He also issued a stark message to the UK Government on knife crime.

The post reads: "My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck, this is becoming ridiculous idiots carry knives.

"This needs to stop ASAP, the UK Government needs to bring higher sentencing for knife crime, it's a pandemic and you don't know how bad it is until it's one of your own.

"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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or to use an online portal.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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