Premier League - Defoe's cousin murdered

Wed, 21 Dec 11:35:00 2011

Tottenham star Jermain Defoe's cousin has been murdered during a bungled robbery.

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Allan Edgar was stabbed in the neck by burglars who were raiding his home in St Lucia.

The 78-year-old, who is Defoe's first cousin twice removed, is thought to have disturbed the two thieves after he returned home from a bar. He was discovered the next morning in a pool of blood, according to the Daily Star's report.

Detectives on the Caribbean island have confirmed that two men are helping them with their enquiries.

Defoe said: "I am shocked and saddened by the tragic news of my cousin’s murder in the close-knit town which my family is from in St Lucia."

The 29-year-old is still coming to terms with the killing of his brother, Jade, who died two years ago after being punched to the ground during a row in the street.

"I want to again highlight the desperate need for us to pull together - the world over - to tackle knife crime and teach everyone how sacred a life is," he added.


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