Former Commonwealth Games boxing champion from Preston Scott Fitzgerald denies raping woman

A former Commonwealth Games boxing champion from Preston has appeared in court accused of raping a woman.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 2:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2022, 5:07 pm

Scott Fitzgerald is alleged to have raped a woman - who can not be identified for legal reasons - in April 2020.

The 30-year-old, from Preston, was summoned to Preston Crown Court on Tuesday morning (May 10).

He spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea of not guilty to a single count of rape.

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Scott Fitzgerald plead not guilty to a single count of rape when he appeared in court.

He was granted bail on the condition he does not contact the woman who has accused him of rape.

Fitzgerald will stand trial at Preston Crown Court on March 2, 2023.