Ex-boxer murder: man guilty

A man has been found guilty of the murder of a former champion boxer who was found dismembered in freezers at his home.

Thomas Dunkley had denied murdering ex-WBA light-middleweight boxer Shaun Cummins but admitted preventing his burial.

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Jury hears details about alleged murder of ex-boxer

A jury has heard gruesome details about the alleged murder of a former Leicester boxer.

The jury in the trial of the man accused of killing the ex-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. Twenty-nine-year old Thomas Dunkley denies his murder. John Willats reports.


Court hears how man put down deposit on car following boxer murder

Shaun Cummins was found dismembered in a freezer Credit: PA

In the days after the alleged murder, Dunkley put down a deposit on a 12-month-old Vauxhall Astra and bought clothes from numerous stores, the court heard.

Dunkley has admitted four charges of fraud relating to using Cummins' credit cards after his death as well as cashing cheques from the trust fund.

He denies two charges of fraud relating to taking out a payday loan in Mr Cummins' name and stealing one of his credit cards before the boxer's death.

Cummins death: Jury told £25k spent on chainsaw and gloves following murder

Leicester Crown Court has heard how the man accused of 'killing and dismembering' a former boxer allegedly used his credit cards to buy a chainsaw, gloves, a mask, overalls and goggles.

Afterwards Thomas Dunkley placed the parts in bin liners before sealing them with duct tape and putting them into the freezer, the prosecutor, William Harbage, told the court.

When he ran out of space, Dunkley went to buy another freezer from Comet, the court heard.

You can see a video of Stuart Cummins in his fighting days above.

Man 'killed and dismembered' Leicester boxer

Shaun Cummins was a WBA light-middleweight boxer who retired in 1995 Credit: PA

A Leicester man murdered a former boxer and dismembered his body before using his credit cards to go on a shopping spree, a court has heard.

Prosecutors allege Thomas Dunkley, 29, stole more than £25,000 after killing 45 year-old Shaun Cummins and storing his body parts in freezers at his Leicester bungalow.

At Leicester Crown Court, Dunkley denies murder but admits preventing Mr Cummins being buried.

Mr Cummins had retired from boxing in 1995 and was paralysed by a motorbike accident in 2004.

Dunkley was described as Mr Cummins' "informal carer".

The trial continues.


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