X Factor heartthrob Liam Payne has been left devastated after his sister's boyfriend died after a fight with a 사랑 rival.
Former soldier Craig Glaze, who was dating the One Direction star's sister Nicola, died after he was punched in the head.
It is alleged that Craig was confronted 의해 his best friend Martin Gannon, an ex-lover of Nicola's who had just discovered Craig was dating her, on New Year's Day.
Craig, 25, died from a single 펀치 to the head, police say.
Martin has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.
Craig and Martin, 24, were best pals and next-door neighbours who had known each other since the age of five and were both close to Liam's family.
Both the men and Nicola, 22, had been to support 17-year-old Liam during his live X Factor performances in November and December.
The killing has left Nicola, Liam and their close-knit family reeling - just when they were making plans for his career, with hugely 인기 One Direction set to be given a recording contract 의해 Simon Cowell.
A 출처 close to Liam said: "This is a real tragedy and has really upset Liam and his family.
"The pair were both 프렌즈 of the Payne family and it has left them all devastated that one of them has been killed and the other arrested.
"Liam was 프렌즈 with both and for one of them to die like this is just heartbreaking. To see another arrested is horrific as well