Francis O’Donoghue pleads not guilty to attempted murder following shooting of Dagenham’s former Team GB boxer Martin Ward

Police are investigating the attack

Police are investigating the attack - Credit: Archant

Francis O’Donoghue has pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder following the shooting of two men, one of them a boxer who trained in Dagenham, in Navestock last year.

Former Team GB boxer Martin Ward was allegedly shot in the shoulder along with his brother John in the legs.

The alleged incident occurred at a travellers’ site at Lizvale Farm, Brentwood, on August 27.

O’Donoghue, 27, appeared on Friday in Woolwich Crown Court where he pleaded not guilty to both counts of attempted murder. He pleaded guilty to the possession of Class B drug Cannabis.

The trial, to take place in Woolwich, will begin on March 31.

O’Donoghue has been remanded in custody.