Belfast Telegraph

Extra from Tulisa's video shot

An extra who appeared in Tulisa Contostavlos' latest music video has been shot dead.

Reece James, also known as Stylie, was shot in the head in Boscombe in Dorset in what police say was a "pre-planned and targeted attack", The Sun reports.

Reece, 20, appeared alongside Tulisa in a music video she made earlier this month featuring the rapper Nines and filmed on Church End estate in Harlesden, where the criminal gang Crime Scene Boys, also known as the Church Road Soldiers, are based.

A spokesman for Tulisa said: "Tulisa has never met Reece James. He was an extra at her video shoot, but they didn't meet on the night."

The victim's body was found in Boscombe in the early hours of Wednesday morning in an area said to be blighted by drugs gangs. A 22-year-old man has been arrested.

Reece was linked to London gang the Church Road Soldiers, who are associated with making a 'C' sign with their hands.

Tulisa made a C sign in the video but later insisted she had done it in tribute to the London borough of Camden where she grew up, and did not know it was used by the gang.

She said at the time: "I am not aware that this sign has anything to with any street gang and I 100 per cent do not endorse any gang violence in any form."


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