October 28, 2020

Boxing coach Pete Taylor and girlfriend launch personal injury case over Bray gym shooting

Boxing coach Pete Taylor has taken a personal injury case seeking compensation for injuries he sustained in a shooting almost exactly two years ago at his boxing club in Bray.

Mr Taylor, the father of local boxing hero Katie Taylor who also formerly trained the Olympic gold medallist, is taking a personal injuries case against several organisations, including Wicklow County Council, which owns the premises, and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA).

The gym and boxing club Mr Taylor ran in Bray was the scene of a shooting on June 5, 2018, in which one man was fatally injured.

Bray man Bobby Messett (50) was shot dead as he answered the door of the boxing club ahead of an early morning fitness session.

Mr Taylor (pictured above with injuries after the shooting) and another man were also shot and injured in the attack. A suspect has been charged in relation to the shooting and is currently awaiting trial over Mr Messett’s shooting. Mr Taylor received gunshot wounds to his chest and arm.

The boxing coach lodged High Court proceedings this week seeking compensation over the injuries he sustained in the shooting.

According to reports this morning, the case is being taken against Wicklow County Council, the IABA, and Bray Boxing Club Ltd, a company which lists Mr Taylor as a director.

His partner, Karen Brown is also taking a case over psychological trauma she alleges she suffered as a result of the shooting.

WicklowNow.ie has attempted to contact Mr Taylor for comment.

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