Man charged with murder of Rico Burton in Altrincham over weekend
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We’ve charged a 21-year-old man with the murder of Rico Burton in Altrincham over the weekend.
Liam O’Prey, of no fixed abode, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (24 August) after being arrested following the death of Rico – aged 31 – outside a bar in the Goose Green area in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Rico’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers and have been kept updated with progress made by detectives in our Major Incident Team.
O’Prey will also stand accused of the section 18 assault of a 17-year-old boy who was critically injured and received life-saving treatment from members of the public at the scene following the alleged incident.
The family of the teenage victim have thanked all those who helped to provide first aid that night – including first responders – to allow him to continue his recovery in hospital, where he remains stable with some significant life-changing injuries.
A 20-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail pending our ongoing enquiries.
Information should continue to be passed to us by calling 0161 856 7386 quoting incident 475 of 21/08/2022.
Photos, videos and information can also be uploaded via our Major incident public portal following this link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP22S47-PO1
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.