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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Man remanded for fatal shooting at Bray Boxing Club

Gerard Cervi is charged with the murder of Bobby Messett
Gerard Cervi is charged with the murder of Bobby Messett

A 31-year-old man charged with the murder of Bobby Messett at Bray Boxing Club has been further remanded in custody.

Gerard Cervi, of no fixed abode but who is from the East Wall area in Dublin, was charged last week and had appeared before a late-night sitting of Bray District Court on September 11.

Mr Messett, a 50-year-old father-of-three from Bray, was shot dead when a gunman opened fire in the boxing club just before 7am on June 5.

He had been about to start an early morning fitness session at the gym.

A number of shots were fired in the attack and two other men, including boxing trainer Pete Taylor, were shot and injured.

Mr Cervi, who had been granted legal aid, was remanded in custody as the district court cannot adjudicate on bail in murder cases.

He faced his second hearing before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court yesterday and was remanded in continuing custody, to appear again there on October 2.

Trial

A book of evidence has to be completed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and served on him before he can be sent forward for trial.

Mr Cervi will have to make a bail application before the High Court if he intends to seek bail.

A woman in her 20s who was also arrested in connection with the attack was released without charge last week.

A file will now be sent to the DPP.

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