Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald is bailed after Crown Court hearing

The current British super-welterweight boxing champion, Scott Fitzgerald, has been granted conditional bail by a judge.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:36 pm

Fitzgerald, who became a dad in October, had been on remand after being charged with three counts of common assault and one of witness intimidation.

The alleged victims are two women aged 21 and 42, and a 23-year-old man.

Fitzgerald, who previously gave an address of Station Road, Ormskirk, had initially been quizzed following an alleged domestic nature at an address on Ryelands Crescent in Preston.

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After being released on police bail the 28-year-old former Commonwealth Games champion – who has since had his boxing licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control – proceeded to post a video, later deleted, of himself on social media.

He was taken into custody on suspicion of witness intimidation and breaching his bail conditions and later charged.

He next appears in court on July 22, with an expected trial date of December 15.

Unbeaten in the ring since turning professional in 2015, Fitzgerald beat Ted Cheesman in Newcastle to become British champion and became a National ABA champion at 21.