Frankie Cocozza "absolutely devastated" over murder of best friend

Frankie Cocozza

Former X Factor finalist Frankie Cocozza has been left "absolutely devastated" after his best friend was murdered.

The Daily Mirror reports that three schoolboys have been arrested over the death, following a fight last night that left Frankie's pal Connor Saunders dead.

The 19-year-old suffered "serious head injuries" in a street brawl on Saturday in Frankie's hometown of Brighton.

“Frankie is absolutely devastated," his dad said

Detective Chief Inspector Nick May of Sussex Police said: “At the moment we believe an altercation has taken place between two groups. Members of each group are known to each other and during the incident the 19-year-old victim has been punched to the head, causing him to fall to the floor.”

Frankie cancelled a gig in Scotland over the weekend and flew back to Brighton this morning.

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