NI boxing captain Sean McComb involved in nightclub incident


Northern Ireland's boxing captain Sean McComb has been banned from areas of the Gold Coast at the Commonwealth Games after being involved in an incident in a nightclub. Police said the 25-year-old was issued with an infringement notice for causing public nuisance (violence) after officers were called to a disturbance at a Surfers Paradise nightclub at 02:45 local time.

No-one was injured but McComb is banned from the Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach Safe Night Precincts areas. NI Commonwealth Games team chef de mission Robert McVeigh. McComb lost to England's Luke McCormack in the last 16 of the light-welterweight division on Sunday.

"Following an incident outside a bar in Surfers Paradise last night, Sean McComb was issued with a fine and a barring order which restricts his movements within designated areas of Gold Coast," read a statement released by the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council. "The NICGC continues to review all available evidence before deciding what, if any, sanctions may be applied. "It should be noted that Sean was finished competing at the time of the incident and that no other team members were involved. The focus of the NICGC remains on supporting our athletes through to the end of the Games."