One Direction’s Liam Payne has suffered a tragedy after his sister Nicola’s boyfriend, Craig Glaze, died following his involvement in a fight.
Craig, 25, died from head injuries following a fight on New Year’s Day. A 24-year-old has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.
The Daily Mirror reported that Craig was confronted by the male over his relationship with Nicola and a scuffle broke out. Craig was allegedly killed by a punch to the head.
Liam, 16, who is currently working on launching his career with One Direction, has reportedly been left heartbroken by the tragedy. Craig, a former soldier who had served in Iraq, was close to Liam’s family and had even been to support the youngster on X Factor.
A source told The Daily Mirror: “This is a real tragedy and has really upset Liam and his family.
“The pair were both friends of the Payne family and it has left them all devastated that one of them has been killed and the other arrested.
“Liam was friends with both and for one of them to die like this is just heartbreaking. To see another arrested is horrific as well.”
Yesterday Liam posted a message to his fans on Twitter saying: “Thanks to everyone for their support at this time, my thoughts and prayers are with the two families involved.”