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Provisional trial date set in alleged Colchester murder case

PUBLISHED: 15:36 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:36 19 October 2018

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

The trial of a man accused of murdering a 52-year-old in Colchester has been given a provisional date in February next year.

Before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday for a plea and trial preparation hearing via a prison video link was Danny Bostock, 32, of Berberis Walk, Colchester, who is accused of murder and attempted arson with intent to endanger life.

The charges relate to the death of a 52-year-old man from Colchester who was found dead inside a flat in Forest Road, Colchester, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 22.

A post-mortem examination was held on August 24 and established the provisional cause of death to be from multiple stab wounds.

No pleas were taken from Bostock on Friday and the case was adjourned until next month for legal argument.

A provisional date of February 11 was set aside for Bostock’s trial.

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