Man enters plea over death of Shaun McDermott in Romford

Shaun McDermott died on Sunday, February 3, following an incident in South Street, Romford. Picture

Shaun McDermott died on Sunday, February 3, following an incident in South Street, Romford. Picture: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Archant

A man accused of killing another man with a single punch in the street denied manslaughter at the Old Bailey today.

Sean Boggans, 29, allegedly attacked 44 year-old Shaun McDermott outside the Havering Oak pub in South Street, Romford, east London.

Mr McDermott, of Benhurst Avenue, Elm Park, was found lying on the pavement by police on routine patrol at around 1am on 3 February 2013.

He was taken to hospital with a head injury and died the next day at 10am.

Boggans appeared in the dock of court to plead not guilty to the single charge of manslaughter.


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Judge Christopher Moss QC said the trial would take place on September 11 this year.

It is expected to last a week.

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Boggans, of Ongar Road, Brentvvood, is on conditional bail.

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