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Tulisa ‘devastated' by shooting of close friend

Alison Potter
By Alison Potter Published on 27 July 2012

Tulisa ‘devastated' by shooting of close friend

Tulisa Contostavlos


X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is said to be “devastated” following the murder of her close friend in what's believed to be a gang-related attack.

According to The Sun, Reece James was allegedly shot in a “pre-planned and targeted” attack in Bournemouth.

It’s believed that the 21-year-old, who also went by the name Stylie, had been staying in the Boscombe area of Bournmouth for the past few months.

It has been reported that police found the body at around 2.30am this morning in an area notorious for its drug dealer activity.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the case, though police have said they believe the attack involved “a number of offenders”.

Tulisa, 24, had appeared in a controversial music video for the rapper Nines alongside Reece earlier this month.

The video was filmed on a crime-ridden London estate, and the Young singer was forced to deny suggestions that scenes of her making a 'C' shape with her hand in the video were a reference to a local gang - the Church Road Soldiers.

Tulisa maintained that she was referencing Camden, her hometown, but has been heavily criticised for her gang affiliation over the past few months.

by Alison Potter

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