Shaun Cummins trial: Jury shown pictures of man buying chainsaw

The body of Shaun Cummins was found dismembered inside a freezer
The body of Shaun Cummins was found dismembered inside a freezer Photo: PA

The jury in the trial of a man acccused of killing a former boxer and chopping up his body has been shown CCTV pictures of him buying a chainsaw.

Shaun Cummins' remains were found at his home in Leicester last September.

29 year-old Thomas Dunkley has admitted one charge of preventing a burial but denies murder.

The former British Boxing champion was left paralysed from the waist down after a road accident in 1994. Leicester Crown Court heard that, in the months leading up to his death, Thomas Dunkley had been his carer.

Two community nurses gave evidence to the trial today and described their final visit to Mr Cummins on September 1st last year. They both told the jury that, on arrival, they were told by Thomas Dunkley that he had been admitted to hospital.

Police discovered his remains at his home a week and a half later.

The jury were also shown CCTV images which the prosecution claim show Thomas Dunckley withdrawing money from Mr Cummins' accounts.

Other footage shows Dunckley buying a chainsaw, a garden incinerator and decorator overalls and gloves.

The trial continues.