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Boxer could face jail after crash
Naseem Hamed
Naseem Hamed arriving at Sheffield Crown Court
Former boxing champion Naseem Hamed has been told he could be jailed after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving following a crash in his sports car.

The 31-year-old, from Dore in Sheffield, was bailed by a judge at Sheffield Crown Court, who told him it was possible he would go to prison.

The three-car collision on 2 May 2005 at Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, involved Hamed's 300,000 McLaren-Mercedes.

One man was seriously injured in the accident.

Broken bones

The Recorder of Sheffield, Judge Alan Goldsack, adjourned the case until 12 May to allow pre-sentence reports to be prepared.

He gave the former world featherweight champion an interim driving ban and told him: "Do not take bail as any indication that you will receive anything other than a custodial sentence."

Previous hearings have been told how an occupant of one of the cars involved in the crash was in hospital for weeks after breaking several bones.

The court heard how the man, who has attended a number of previous hearings, was unable to come to court on Friday because he was in hospital for further treatment.




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