Romford town centre killing: Man is remanded in custody

18:00 07 February 2013

Shaun McDermott died on Monday, February 4 following an incident in South Street, Romford. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Shaun McDermott died on Monday, February 4 following an incident in South Street, Romford. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Archant

A man appeared in court today charged with killing another man found dying outside a town centre pub.

Sean Michael Boggans, 29, of Ongar Road, Brentvvood, is charged with the unlawful killing of Shaun McDermott, who died on Monday morning.

Mr McDermott, 44, of Benhurst Avenue, Elm Park, died from injuries allegedly sustained in an incident outside the Havering Oak pub, South Street, Romford, in the early hours of Sunday.

Boggans, an estate agent, appeared at Barkingside Court in Redbridge.

Magistrates refused his application for bail and remanded him in custody to stand trial for manslaughter.

He will appear at the Old Bailey on April 15.

Reactions to death

-There was shock in both Romford and Elm Park following Mr McDermott’s death.

James Sullivan, a neighbour of Mr McDermott, said: “It’s a big shock, he was a really nice fella.

“I didn’t know him that well but he was a good neighbour, I had a lot of respect for him.”

An Artesian Close resident, near to the pub where the incident is alleged to have taken place, said on Wednesday: “It’s so tragic. I can’t talk about it anymore or I think I’ll start to cry.”

A pub spokesman said that it was closed at the time and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Monday, March 30, 2015
The hunt is on to find the three knifemen

A cyclist was the victim of a horrific unprovoked attack when he was stabbed five times by a trio of thugs - but still managed to get back on his bike and keep riding.

Monday, March 30, 2015
British Transport Police would like to speak to this woman pictured in the station on CCTV (Pic: British Transport Police)

Police are appealing for information after a deaf homeless woman was physically assaulted at Wanstead tube station over the weekend.

Monday, March 30, 2015
Black cab David Perry, 'abused position of trust' when preying on sleeping  passengers

Police fears pervert may have preyed on more victims during 25-year cabbie career

Monday, March 30, 2015
Police believe the attack took place behind the Surbiton KFC, on the Electric Parade (Pic: Google Maps)

Police are appealing for information after two men were seriously injured near a KFC in Surbiton.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The incident took place on this street in Newham [Image from Google StreetView]

A man in his twenties has been charged with murder after a man died at a house at East Ham on Saturday night.

Friday, March 27, 2015
The news means at least nine girls travelled to, or wanted to travel to, Syria after attending the coeducational academy [Image from Google StreetView]

The High Court has banned five teenage girls from travelling abroad after they expressed an interest in going to Syria – just weeks after three of their schoolmates left to join the Islamic State.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...