Trial of man accused of murdering Geoffrey Caton in Bury St Edmunds opens

Police were called to reports that a man had been stabbed in Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds. Pic

Police were called to reports that a man had been stabbed in Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The trial of a 43-year-old Bury St Edmunds man accused of murder started at Ipswich Crown Court today.

Geoffrey Caton, who was found dead at his home in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Geoffrey Caton, who was found dead at his home in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE - Credit: Archant

Before the court is Mourad Belarbi, of Lake Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering 57-year-old Geoffrey Caton of Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds on July 20 last year.

Belarbi was arrested after a body was found at a property in Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk police were called at around 5.50pm following reports that a man had been stabbed.

A post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.


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Following empanelment the jury was sent away until tomorrow (Tuesday) morning when prosecutor Andrew Jackson is expected to open the case.

At the time of his death, Mr Caton’s family thanked the friends and neighbours who tried to come to his aid and the emergency services for their efforts.

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In a statement issued through Suffolk police they said: “We can’t thank you enough for all you did.”

The trial is expected to last around two weeks.

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