The Gogglebox star has uged the people responsible for Bjorn Brown's death to come forward
One of our favourite Gogglebox ladies, Sandi Bogle, has opened up about her family heartbreak following the death of her nephew in a shock attack.
Police have launched a murder investigation into the death of Bjorn Brown, 23, who died in hospital on Monday after being repeatedly stabbed on a street in Croydon, south London five days earlier.
TV star Sandi – who quit the Channel 4 show last year after eight series alongside best mate Sandra Martin – described her pain at hearing of Bjorn’s death as ‘unbearable’ as she made a passionate plea for his killers to turn themselves in.
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Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Sandi revealed: ‘It is horrendous… I couldn’t speak when I got the phone call.
‘You don’t realise or notice anything until it is on your doorstep… When that happens, the pain that you get – there are no words. It is unbearable and it stays with you forever’.
Bjorn – known to friends as Bugz – was attacked by two men last Wednesday, according to police.
Confirming the news, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe said: ‘I am saddened to hear that our borough has suffered another tragic incident with the death of a young man stabbed in Thornton Heath last week.’
Sandi has now urged those responsible for her nephew’s death to come forward, pleading: ‘Be the big man about it and hand yourself in… There’s a light at the end of this tunnel and you can’t keep running forever’.
She added: ‘They are not just destroying one person, they are destroying a whole family, plus friends, plus aunties, plus uncles. It’s not just a small group of people – it affects everybody’.
Sandi isn’t the only famous face affected by the incredibly sad passing of Bjorn – rapper Stormzy, who was a childhood friend, has also taken to social media to mark his respects.
Posting on Twitter, the star said: ‘Woke up to hear a childhood friend of mine ain’t with us anymore R.I.P Bugz’.
Many fans have been quick to send Stormzy their respects for the loss of his childhood friend, with replies reading messages such as ‘Sending you lots of love RIP x’ and ‘Sending love and prayers, RIP’.
We’re sending our best wishes to Sandi, Stormzy and Bjorn’s family during this incredibly difficult time.