Bury St Edmunds jeweller death inquest opens

An inquest has been opened into the death of a jeweller found dead at his shop in Suffolk.

The body of Peter Avis, 66, was found on 13 January above Collis & Son in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

An inquest into his death, opened in Bury St Edmunds, was told Mr Avis had been assaulted and died from stab wounds.

Three men have been charged in relation to the death, with a further six men and women arrested and questioned.

Coroner Dr Peter Dean adjourned the full inquest until a later date.

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