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
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.
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.”