A FORMER County Durham world boxing champion is reported to have been charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour at a VIP dinner.

Reports suggest Glenn McCrory, former boxing world champion, from Annfield Plain was arrested and charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour towards two teenage waitresses.

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Mr McCrory allegedly insulted the two girls at a VIP dinner held at the London Academy of Excellence on September 25.

According to reports in the national press, an official complaint was made to the Metropolitan Police about Mr McCrory’s alleged remarks.

Mr McCrory was charged in March and then appeared at Highbury magistrates last month accused of using “threatening, abusive or insulting words to cause harassment, alarm or distress”.

The dinner was being held at Lilywhite  House before Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight match against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium eight months ago.

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Mr McCrory was bailed and is set to appear at the same court in August.

The ex-boxer has denied the allegations.


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