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Ipswich murder accused Warren Atkinson appears at crown court charged with killing Steven Povey at Beaumont Guest House

An Ipswich man has appeared before a crown court judge today after he was charged with murdering a man at a guest house in the town.

Warren Atkinson appeared at Ipswich Crown Court, accused of killing Steven Povey on Friday at Beaumont Guest House in Norwich Road, where Atkinson was a resident.

The 37-year-old victim was treated by paramedics at the scene but died a short time later.

Beaumont Guest House, Ipswich
Beaumont Guest House, Ipswich

Appearing via video link from Martlesham Police Investigation Centre, Atkinson confirmed his identity and then listened to the court discuss how the case against him would progress.

During the 35 minute hearing John Caudle, prosecuting, told the court that an initial post mortem concluded Mr Povey died after multiple injuries to the head and neck, including a fractured larynx.

Christopher Paxton, acting as Atkinson's defence, did not make an application for bail and he was remanded in custody by Judge Martyn Levett, who adjourned the case until October 11 when Atkinson will be expected to enter his plea.

Beaumont Guest House, Ipswich
Beaumont Guest House, Ipswich

Earlier in the day Atkinson appeared before Suffolk Magistrates' Court, where he was told he must be sent to the crown court because of the seriousness of the charges put to him.

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