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Arrest made in connection with murder of footballer Osagi Bascome

Osagi Bascome (File photograph)

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of national squad footballer Osagi Bascome at the weekend.

But police renewed their appeal for witnesses who were present at a party held on Saturday night at Fun Zone in St David’s, where Mr Bascome was stabbed, to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford said that the appeal for the public’s assistance into the “tragic” incident had been “somewhat successful”, and he thanked those who had come forward.

He added: “That information has allowed the investigation to progress, resulting in this arrest.”

“We are aware there are individuals who accompanied Osagi to that party at Fun Zone who, for whatever reason, are refusing to speak with us.

“Their unwillingness to co-operate with police is worrying.

“We urge those individuals to reconsider their position and help provide justice and closure to Osagi’s family.”

Police are keen to review any video footage from the party which can be forwarded to them here.

Anyone with information is urged to call 211 or the anonymous and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800 8477.

Mr Stableford can be contacted direct at 717-2286.

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