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Murder accused from Norwich not giving evidence

Gordon Boon, whose body was found near Great Witchingham
Jurors were told Gordon Boon had convictions for sex offences

A man accused of strangling a sex offender in Norfolk will not be giving evidence, Norwich Crown Court has heard.

Royston Jackson, 43, of Pettus Road, Norwich, denies murdering Gordon Boon, 73, in 2008.

The court heard earlier that Mr Jackson was convicted of murdering teenager Stephen Raven in Dagenham in 1989.

Mr Justice Underhill told the jury at Norwich Crown Court that Mr Jackson had elected not to give evidence.

Earlier the court heard that Mr Boon's body was found under fence panels in a remote lane near Great Witchingham, the court heard.

The men met at a bail hostel in Norwich following Mr Jackson's release from prison and both had moved out to separate properties shortly before Mr Boon's death.

The trial continues.



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