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Family of Bury St Edmunds murder victim Geoffrey Caton thank neighbours who tried to save life

PUBLISHED: 09:42 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:20 31 July 2017

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

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

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The family of a man who was the victim of a murder in Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, have said thank you to those who tried to save his life.

Suffolk police at the scene in Cumberland Avenue. Picture: ARCHANTSuffolk police at the scene in Cumberland Avenue. Picture: ARCHANT

Geoffrey Caton, aged 57, of Cumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, was found dead at his home on Thursday, July 20.

A neighbour had tried to help him by climbing in through the window, with a post mortem concluding he had been stabbed “65 times”.

Police have charged 43-year-old Mourad Belarbi, of Lake Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, with the murder of Mr Caton.

The family issued statement through Suffolk police, saying: “[We] are still trying to come to terms with the events of last week. Therefore, at this stage we would ask that you respect the privacy of the whole family.

“[We] would, however, wish to thank the friends and neighbours who tried to come to Geoffrey’s aid and also the emergency services for their efforts. We can’t thank you enough for all you did.”

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