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Mike Tyson News: Mike Tyson donates £5,000 to a memorial fund for policewoman shot on duty

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 @ 10:32:06 UTC by tysonian
Source: ichuddersfield

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson donated cash to a charity set up after a West Yorkshire policewoman was shot on duty.

The former world champion handed £5,000 to the Sharon Beshenivsky Fund after being touched by reports of her brutal murder.

The 38-year-old mum-of-five was killed and her colleague Teresa Milburn,of Birstall, was hurt as they investigated reports of a robbery at a travel agent's shop in Bradford last November.

Tyson was attending a dinner the night of the shooting and later declared he wanted part of his fee to go to Sharon's memorial fund.

He said: "Somebody has been killed in the line of duty while we were out at a dinner enjoying ourselves and I would like a donation from that night's proceeds going to the victim's family."

The fund has now raised more than £40,000 to help support Sharon's children. West Yorkshire Police Federation chairman Tom McGhie welcomed the boxer's donation and said: "It's a bit of a surprise but it shows everybody can be touched by the horror of something like this." A police spokesman added: "Sharon's death has had a massive impact and generated messages of support and donations from across the world."


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