A MAN has been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of former Darlington footballer Osagi Bascome.

Authorities in Bermuda confirmed that Osagi Bascome died on Saturday after sustaining multiple stab wounds.

Police said the 23-year-old had been stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning in the St George’s area of Bermuda, and sadly later died in hospital.

A murder investigation was launched and a 24-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the murder, it was confirmed last night.

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Police in Bermuda continue to investigate the circumstances and have renewed their appeal for witnesses who were present at a party held on Saturday night at the Fun Zone entertainment centre and sports bar, in St David’s, and video footage.

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.”

Bascome had been described as one of the island’s most talented players and had played for the national side 18 times.

He spent much of his early career in England, including 11 months at Blackwell Meadows.

Following his death, a spokesperson for Darlington Football Club said: "The club is devastated to learn of the passing of former player Osagi Bascome. Osagi joined the club in 2019 playing a memorable role in our FA Cup tie at Walsall.

“Everyone from the club’s thoughts are with Osagi’s family and friends.”

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