Mystery surrounds death of Billy Isaac: Former heavyweight boxer turned crime family hardman
A former heavyweight boxer cleared of murder and with alleged connections to one of London's biggest crime families has been found dead at his home.
Mystery surrounds the death of hardman Billy Isaac, 45, who lived in Worcester Park up until his conviction for harassment in August.
He was found by police in Dromreagh in Durrus, West Cork, at 11.30am yesterday.
Police believe he was fatally injured when he fell from a wheelie bin whilst trying to climb in through a downstairs window of his gated home.
Police do not suspect foul play at this stage.
Isaac was understood to have connections with the notorious Adams family in north London, a family linked to a string of gangland murders, and the shooting on "Mad" Frankie Fraser in 1991.
He was acquitted of the murder of businesswoman Pat Hayes in 1995, who was shot twice in the head in Isaac's native Manchester.
Isaac was imprisoned for three years in 2005 for possession of ammunition, after claiming that live bullets found in the car boot were for making jewellery.
On July 31 this year, Croydon Crown Court heard how the man whom world champion boxer Ricky Hatton called "an inspiration" had sent eight abusive texts to his girlfriend's ex partner.
After hearing that Simon Russell had tried to commit suicide, Isaac's texted him to say "Do you want a razor and a rope you muggy c***?" and "If you want to kill yourself just do it you mug".
He was jailed for three months for harassment, and on his release, went to Ireland to return to his "fortress" of a home, named Ratsville, in West Cork.
Last month, Isaac was convicted and sentenced to five months in jail at Bantry District Court after pleading guilty to assaulting waitress Lucie Kopecka at the Gateway Restaurant in Durrus.
Mr Isaac's fiancée, Siobhan Ginty, 23 was also convicted of assault on the same occasion and sentenced to four months in jail but both were released on bail pending a circuit court appeal.
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