One Direction star Liam Payne is said to be “devastated” by the sudden death of his sister’s boyfriend.
According to The Mirror, Craig Glaze died on New Year’s Day after receiving a single blow to the head during a confrontation with best friend Martin Gannon, an ex-lover of Glaze’s partner Nicola Payne.
Gannon was arrested and charged with manslaughter, but has been released on bail with instructions not to contact Nicola and to stay away from the Payne family’s home town of Wolverhampton.
A source said: “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.
“This year was supposed to be the best of Liam’s life when the band made it to super-stardom but this was the worst possible start to the New Year.”