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Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin to appear in court following pub brawl

Published 09/04/2015 | 15:19

John Joe Nevin
John Joe Nevin

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin will appear in court tomorrow in connection with a fight in a Westmeath pub on Monday night.

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The 25-year-old was one of five men arrested in connection with the incident.

The story appeared in today's Irish Daily Star and has subsequently been confirmed to Independent.ie.

The incident took place in the Stillery Pub, formerly The Porter House, on Dominick Street in Mullingar and Nevin is expected to appear at Mullingar District Court in Westmeath tomorrow.

The latest incident comes just over a year after Nevin has both his legs broken in an incident with a relative.

He claimed that he was acting as a peacemaker in a row when he sustained the injuries and revealed in a recent RTE Documentary that he dropped all charges.

"Family is family. You're not going to go against family in court and give them jail or testify against them. I just want to put it to bed now and move on," he said.

The documentary named John Joe: Reality Bites chronicled Nevin's journey into the pro game, his rehabilitation from his leg injuries and culminated with his facile first round victory in a bout against England's Jack Heath on the undercard of Matthew Macklin-Jorge Sebastian Heiland fight at the Three Arena last year.

Two months ago, Nevin appeared in court charged with criminal damage.

He was charged with causing €200 worth of damage to ornaments and a glass cabinet belonging to a Roremarie Nevin at Ardleigh Vale estate in Mullingar on February 16.

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