Osagi Bascome, formerly of Bristol City, has sadly died at the age of just 23 after being the victim of a stabbing in Bermuda.
Bascome had a brief stint at Bristol during his youth career before later playing for Darlington in the National League North. He is also a fully-fledged international for Bermuda, for whom he made a total of 19 appearances.
At 23-years-old he had so much more to experience and achieve, but Bascome’s life has been cruelly cut short after he was stabbed outside a restaurant in his native Bermuda, as is reported by the BBC.
Quoted in the report is Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford, who called on any witnesses to come forward and prove potentially valuable information about the attack.
“We need to hear from anyone who was at the party but right now persons who were there are not talking to us.”
“We know that people saw what happened and we would urge them to do the right thing by Osagi and tell us.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Bascome at what must be an impossibly difficult time. To have life taken away at such a tender age, especially in a period usually associated with joy and celebration, is utterly tragic.
We can only hope that the appeal from the police for witnesses and information proves fruitful and they are able to identify and punish those responsible for Bascome’s murder in due course.