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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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Defence barrister claims insufficient evidence to prove murder

In his closing speech to the jury this morning, defence barrister David Mason QC told Leicester Crown Court there was insufficient evidence to prove that former boxer, Shaun Cummins, was murdered.

The former champion’s body was found inside two freezers at his home in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester last September.

Thomas Dunkley, who is 29, denies murdering Mr Cummins. He has confessed to dismembering Mr Cummins' body and has admitted a charge of preventing a lawful burial.

High court Judge Mrs Justice Dobbs is now summing the case up.

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