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Man charged with murder of Lowestoft’s Scotty Tarrant named

PUBLISHED: 10:41 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:07 10 July 2018

Police cordon off roads around Bentley Drive and Underwood Close in Lowestoft whilst investigations take place following a stabbing in the area.
Picture shows Bentley Drive.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

Police cordon off roads around Bentley Drive and Underwood Close in Lowestoft whilst investigations take place following a stabbing in the area. Picture shows Bentley Drive. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Archant 2017

The man charged with murdering Lowestoft man Scotty Tarrant has been named as Steven Butcher.

The murder happened in Underwood Close. Picture: Sonya Duncan.The murder happened in Underwood Close. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

Butcher, 23, was charged last night for with murder of the 28-year-old.

Police were called at around 11.15pm on Saturday, July 7, to reports a man had suffered serious injuries at an address in Underwood Close.

The victim was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for treatment, where he later died. 
A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Butcher, of Ashfield Crescent in Lowestoft, was arrested by officers in connection with the stabbing at 4am on Sunday, July 8, and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police cordon off roads around Bentley Drive and Underwood Close in Lowestoft whilst investigations take place following a stabbing in the area.
Picture shows Bentley Drive.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Police cordon off roads around Bentley Drive and Underwood Close in Lowestoft whilst investigations take place following a stabbing in the area. Picture shows Bentley Drive. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Butcher has now been charged with murder and remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court today, July 10.

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