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Peaky Blinders: Fans are left horrified as boxer Bonnie Gold is brutally killed in shocking scenes

In shocking scenes aired on Sunday night’s Peaky Blinders, Bonnie Gold was brutally killed by the Billy Boys in front of his father Aberama (Aidan Gillan).

The fifth season’s second episode saw the boxer (Jack Rowan) and hitman-for-hire get attacked by Jimmy McCavern (Brian Gleeson) and his men in their campsite.

Incapacitating Aberama by shooting him in the arm, the gang made him watch as they beat Bonnie senseless and then dragged him to a wooden cross, where they crucified and lifted him into the air before shooting him.

Peaky Blinders: Fans were left horrified as boxer Bonnie Gold was crucified and brutally killed by Glaswegian gang Billy Boys in shocking scenes from Sunday night's episode

Peaky Blinders: Fans were left horrified as boxer Bonnie Gold was crucified and brutally killed by Glaswegian gang Billy Boys in shocking scenes from Sunday night’s episode

The Billy Boys have been out for blood after the duo and the Peaky Blinders closed the gang’s paedophile ring in the new season’s first episode. 

When they arrived at their campsite they made their presence known by walking into the forest singing ‘hello, hello, we are the Billy Boys’ as the carried a cross  – and claim that Bonnie and Aberama should surrender or die. 

Bonnie tried to defend him and his father, pointing a gun at the gang members, but they managed to take it off him and hit him over the head with it. 

Horrific: Incapacitating Aberama, the gang made him watch as they beat Bonnie senseless, tied him to a wooden cross, where they lifted him into the air before he was shot

Unable to stop them: Incapacitating Aberama, the gang made him watch as they beat Bonnie senseless and then dragged him to a wooden cross

Grim: Aberama desperately tried to find off the attackers so he could help his son

Unable to stop them: Incapacitating Aberama, the gang made him watch as they killed Bonnie

Helping hand: Bonnie tried to defend him and his father, pointing a gun at the billy boys, but they take it off him and hit him over the head with it

 Helping hand: Bonnie tried to defend him and his father, pointing a gun at the billy boys, but they take it off him and hit him over the head with it

Once they tied him to the cross, Jimmy turned to Aberama before dealing the final blow and warned: ‘I need Mr Shelby to understand that this is not good enough.’ 

And the violence sent Aberama into a downward spiral, as he went back to Tommy Shelby’s side to explain what happened but believes that someone revealed his and his son’s location to the Scottish gang.

Fans were devastated by the scene, as they took to Twitter to lament the loss of one of their favourite characters.

Trying his best: Bonnie did what he could to try and stop the gang from killing his father

Trying his best: Bonnie did what he could to try and stop the gang from killing his father

Dramatic scenes: The character was beaten til his face was bloody

Devastating end: The gang beat Bonnie senseless and then dragged him to a wooden cross where he was crucified and shot

Devastating end: But the gang beat Bonnie senseless and then dragged him to a wooden cross where he was crucified and shot

Dark scenes: Turning to Aberama before dealing the final blow, Jimmy warned: 'I need Mr Shelby to understand that his best is not good enough'

Dark scenes: Turning to Aberama before dealing the final blow, Jimmy warned: ‘I need Mr Shelby to understand that his best is not good enough’

Grieving: The violence sent Aberama into a downward spiral, as he believes that someone revealed his and his son's location to the Scottish gang

Grieving: The violence sent Aberama into a downward spiral, as he believes that someone revealed his and his son’s location to the Scottish gang

One viewer said that Bonnie ‘deserved better’, while another admitted they would be saying ‘goodnight to Bonnie only.’

Another wrote: ‘So bonnie gold actually died like THAT and im suppose to go to sleep rehearing aberama’s cries (sic)’

Upset by the character’s death, one said: ‘we love you Bonnie Gold, we love you forever. #PeakyBlinders tell me why? Please tell me why WHY (sic)’

While another user added a series of sweet snaps of the duo and said: ‘Appreciation tweet for Aberama and Bonnie Gold. This father/son duo was so beautiful and pure. Aberama loves Bonnie so much and only wanted him to follow his feelings.’

 

Upset: Fans were devastated by the scene, as they took to Twitter to lament the loss of one of their favourite characters

Upset: Fans were devastated by the scene, as they took to Twitter to lament the loss of one of their favourite characters

Bonnie first appeared in the hit show in its fourth season, as an ambitious sportsman who wanted to enter the world of professional boxing, but could only do so with Tommy’s help.

So, when his father is hired by the gang leader to assist in the war against Italian mob boss Luca Changretta, he becomes a new son of the Peaky Blinders. 

Actor Jack tried to reassure fans as he joked about the grim scene, sharing a picture of him before and after the scene as he quipped: ‘Bit harsh that weren’t it?!’  

It’s not clear how Aberama will be impacted by his son’s death, or if he will remain loyal to the Peaky Blinders following the attack, but revenge is surely on his mind. 

Peaky Blinders returns to BBC One on Sunday at 9pm. 

'Bit harsh': Actor Jack tried to reassure fans as he joked about the grim scene, sharing a picture of him before and after the scene

‘Bit harsh’: Actor Jack tried to reassure fans as he joked about the grim scene, sharing a picture of him before and after the scene

Daily Mail UK

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