Leicester

Ex-boxer Shaun Cummins death: Man denies murder

Forensic search of property in Marriot Road
Image caption Police conducted a forensic search of the property

A man has denied murdering a retired boxer whose body parts were found in a freezer at his home in Leicester.

The remains of Shaun Cummins were discovered by police called to the house by community nurses who had been caring for the 45-year-old.

At Leicester Crown Court, Thomas Dunkley denied murder but admitted preventing Mr Cummins being buried.

The 28-year-old, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody to stand trial in April next year.

Mr Cummins, a former WBA light-middleweight champion, was found at the house in Marriot Road on 12 September.

He had retired from boxing in 1995 and was paralysed by a motorbike accident in 2004, which left him requiring home care.

An inquest into his death heard he was initially identified from a photograph, followed by fingerprint ID.

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