Third suspect in Brighton murder case remanded in custody

Posted On 07 Feb 2011 at 5:04 pm

A third man is being held in prison to await trial after being accused of the murder of Craig Palmer in a Brighton squat just over three weeks ago.

Bartlomiej Szostek, 27, who is homeless, was brought before Brighton magistrates and remanded in custody until tomorrow (Tuesday 8 February) when he is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court.

Mr Palmer’s body was found at the squat in a four-storey house in Russell Square, Brighton, on Saturday 15 January.

Two other homeless men, John Battams, 40, and Mike Zur, 28, have also been charged with Mr Palmer’s murder.

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They are also in prison awaiting trial and are next due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 8 April.

Mr Szostek was re-arrested by officers from Sussex Police and charged on Friday (4 February) and appeared in court on Saturday (5 February).

Post-mortem tests indicate that Mr Palmer, who was also homeless, died from head injuries.

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