Who was Osagi Bascome? Former Bristol City footballer, 23, stabbed to death in Bermuda


Former Bristol City football player Osagi Bascome was tragically murdered in Bermuda. Bascome, one of the sunny island’s best-known players, was reportedly stabbed to death on Saturday morning, December 18. The 23-year-old’s death sparked a murder investigation.

“We know people saw what happened and we urge them to do the right thing by Osagi and tell us,” Chief Inspector Peter Stableford said. Police said they believed the stabbing was not gang related.

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“A police investigation has been opened into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23-year-old man, who succumbed to injuries sustained in an apparent incident with a knife,” he added. BristolLive Bermuda police spokesperson said. Officers were at King Edward Memorial Hospital in connection with another case, when they were alerted to the victim who had been brought to the emergency department in a state of unresponsiveness, with what appeared to be be multiple stab wounds. “The victim was transported to hospital in a private vehicle. Details are limited at this time. A scene has now been established in the Fun Zone, Wallers Point Road, St. Georges. The spokesperson said that a party was taking place where an altercation took place.

Speaking at a police press conference following the murder, the country’s Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, “I offer my deepest condolences to the family of this young man, who faces this afternoon this tragedy. As the information is still being gathered and the investigation begins, I call on members of the public, who may have seen or heard what happened, to share this information with the police. If you know something, say something, ”she added.

Who was Osagi Bascome?

Osagi Bascome spent his youth in several English and Spanish clubs. As a senior, he represented Massanassa in Spain and Darlington in the North England National League. Between 2016 and 2020, he played up to 19 games for Bermuda.

Bascome spent his early years in youth squads at Aston Villa, Stoke City, Valencia and Levante in Spain, and came to Bristol City in late 2016. On trial he impressed the Under-23 coach of the Robins, Jamie McAllister after playing. three games for the under 23s. “He was a ball of energy from the moment he arrived at the club. He has integrated well into the squad and has a great enthusiasm – he loves to play football,” McAllister said in 2017. “He has a clear conscience and a good vision. He can play up in a two and also as a number ten. “