Tyson Fury calls for a knife crime crackdown in Britain after his cousin was killed

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Tyson Fury, the British heavyweight boxing champion, is pleading with the government to toughen knife crime penalties.

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Rico Burton, 31, the cousin of Fury, was attacked early on Sunday local time at a well-liked bar in Manchester.

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For knife crimes, he urged the authorities to "bring heavier sentence."

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In Britain, where there is a great deal of social anxiety over stabbings, knife crime has long been a problem.

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The attack was deemed "senseless" by the Greater Manchester Police, who also opened a murder inquiry.

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The incident has resulted in the arrest of two guys, aged 21 and 20.

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One of the top three regions for knife crime is Greater Manchester.

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In Britain, carrying a knife in public without a "good reason" is prohibited.


Adults who are caught illegally carrying a knife or other weapon might receive a four-year prison sentence.

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