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Man charged with Lowestoft murder to face trial next year

PUBLISHED: 14:49 11 July 2018

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

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

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The trial of a 23-year-old accused of murdering Lowestoft man Scott Tarrant is expected to take place in January next year.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today was Steven Butcher, of Ashfield Crescent, Lowestoft, who spoke only to give his date of birth and nationality.

The case was adjourned until September 3 for a plea and trial preparation hearing at Ipswich Crown Court and Butcher was remanded in custody.

There was no application for bail and Butcher was told his trial, which is expected to last up to seven days, would probably get under way on January 2 or January 14 next year.

Mr Tarrant, 28, died at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston after he was stabbed multiple times at a home in Underwood Close in Lowestoft on Saturday night. Police were called to the scene at 11.15pm.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Tarrant on social media calling him a “great friend.”

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