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Man appears in court charged with stabbing a man to death

Scott Tarrant died from multiple stab wounds. Credit: Suffolk Police

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of another man who was stabbed to death in Lowestoft in Suffolk.

28 year old Scott Tarrant was attacked in Underwood Close on Saturday 7 July. He later died in hospital.

Forensic officers combing the crime scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

23 year old Stephen Butcher from Ashfield Crescent in the town appeared at Ipswich Crown Court. No pleas were formally taken. He was remanded in custody.

A provisional trial date has been set for January 2 2019 at Ipswich Crown Court.


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Rubbish in house partly blamed for deaths of a disabled man and his carer in fire

Andrew McInnes and William Cooper died in a house fire in Lowestoft in June 2017.

An inquest had heard how a house hoarded with rubbish contributed to the deaths of a disabled man and his carer in a fire in Suffolk.

Wheelchair user Andrew McInnes was living with William Cooper in Lowestoft when the fire started in a toaster in June 2017.

The inquest was told the pair died from smoke inhalation after they couldn't escape the house. The state of their home, which hadn't been cleaned for years, played a major role in their deaths.

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Teenager sexually assaulted in Lowestoft

Anyone with information about this attack is asked to contact the East Safeguarding Unit in Lowestoft Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Lowestoft.

It happened on Saturday night (19 May) between 10.15pm and 10.30pm in Crown Meadow Walk, near to Lowestoft Town Football Club.

The victim, a 16-year-old girl, was walking with some friends when she became separated from the group.

Shortly after a man sexually assaulted her. She managed to push him away and then ran off and contacted her friends.

The suspect is described as;

  • white
  • of slim build and with facial stubble
  • He was wearing a baggy hooded top with the hood up and grey tracksuit bottoms
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