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

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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.

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