Police have launched a homicide investigation after 23-year-old Bermuda nationwide workforce footballer Osagi Bascome died on Saturday from a number of stab wounds throughout an obvious altercation on the island’s east finish.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford informed a information convention on the scene that nobody who was current had given any police details about the incident.
“It was established that an incident passed off outdoors Enjoyable Zone in St David’s, the place a celebration was being held and we imagine an altercation occurred that led to Osagi’s demise. At current we have to hear from anybody who was on the celebration however proper now, individuals who have been right here are usually not speaking to us,” he mentioned.
“We all know that folks noticed what occurred and I’d urge them to do the correct factor by Osagi and inform us.”
Stableford added that early indications urged the stabbing was not gang-related.
A Bermuda Police Service spokesman had mentioned that officers have been at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in reference to one other matter, when Bascome was introduced into the emergency division in a non-responsive state, with what seemed to be a number of stab wounds. He had been transported there through non-public car however succumbed to his accidents.
Bascome, whose father Herbie is Bermuda’s nationwide cricket coach, made his Bermuda debut in 2016, was a member of the island’s 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup workforce, and in addition had a stint enjoying in England for Darlington, nicknamed the Quakers. He performed domestically for St George’s Colts.
He joined English Nationwide League North outfit Darlington in March 2019 on a deal till the tip of the season. His deal was prolonged into the next season, and he began six league matches, however he regularly dropped out of first-team rivalry and left the membership by mutual consent in February final yr.
Although not at all times an everyday throughout his 11 months at Blackwell Meadows, he’ll at all times be remembered by Quakers followers for his integral function in a dramatic equalising purpose towards Walsall, the Northern Echo newspaper mentioned.
“It was from his free-kick that Joe Wheatley scored deep into stoppage time to earn a 2-2 draw within the FA Cup in November 2019,” it mentioned.
Former Quakers teammate Justin Donawa, a fellow Bermudian now at Nationwide League Solihull Moors the place he’s recovering from a damaged ankle, tweeted two images of himself alongside Bascome, and mentioned: “He by no means knew how a lot he stored me going at occasions.”
Reggae Boy Omar Holness, a former colleague at Darlington who now performs for Nationwide League South facet Bathtub Metropolis, tweeted a video of Bascome and added: “Sleep straightforward balla.”
Buddy John Woolnough, who performed a key function in Bascome, Holness and Donawa becoming a member of Darlington, added: “Wonderful individual. Nice pal. Even higher footballer. Was a pleasure realizing you. RIP Osagi.”