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Coventry man charged with murder of Irish boxing champion Kevin Sheehy

Felix Nobes 3rd Jul, 2019 Updated: 3rd Jul, 2019

A COVENTRY man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Irish heavyweight boxing champion Kevin Sheehy.

Logan Jackson, 29, of Longford Road, Coventry, was charged after the 20-year-old boxer from Limerick was killed in an alleged hit-and-run on Monday (July 1).

Mr Sheehy was struck by a vehicle as he walked along Hyde Road near Limerick city centre.

Jackson was remanded in custody to appear via video link next Tuesday, July 9.

Mr Sheehy’s family were in court for the brief hearing.

Limerick councillor Elisa O’Donovan tweeted: “Incredibly sad news to wake up to this morning that talented local man, Kevin Sheehy, passed away last night after a hit and run on the Hyde Road.

“My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this incredibly sad time for the city.”

News website Boxing Tribe UK tweeted: “Irish heavyweight champ Kevin Sheehy tragically died in a hit-and-run car crash in limerick last night.

“A kind man a great boxer. RIP Kevin. Limerick will miss you and was another great talent from the city on the rise.”

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