Bury St Edmunds: Murdered jeweller’s shop and flat go on sale in Abbeygate Street

THE shop and three-bedroom flat of Bury St Edmunds jeweller Peter Avis, who died of stab wounds, has gone on the market for �240,000.

It is being described as a Grade II listed building in need of a facelift, situated in one of the most historic parts of the town in Abbeygate Street.

It has the shop at the front, with storage and office area behind, a courtyard and overgrown lawned garden plus a garage.

Upstairs on the first floor are two living rooms, a kitchen, bathroom and rear bedroom, with the second floor consisting of two attic bedrooms.

It is being marketed by Lacy Scott & Knight in Risbygate Street, Bury, and the property website rightmove.

Mr Avis, 66, was found dead in his flat above his shop Collis & Son, by police, on January 13.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of stab wounds.

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Three man have appeared at Ipswich Crown Court in connection with his death.

They are Pawel Pacian, Pawel Borowiecki and Ireneusz Melanuik.

Pacian, 25, of Lake Avenue, Bury, denied a charge of conspiracy to burgle a property in Abbeygate Street. Borowiecki, 32, of London, who is charged with burglary, and Melanuik, 28, of no fixed abode and who is charged with murder, did not enter pleas.

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