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Man in court on Brighton empty house murder charge

Craig Palmer
Image caption Craig Palmer's body was found on the top floor of the four-storey building

A man charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in an empty Brighton house has been remanded in custody.

Craig Palmer's body was discovered in a top-floor room of a four-storey house in Russell Square on 15 January.

Bartlomiej Szostek, 27, of no fixed abode, appeared before Brighton magistrates on Saturday charged with his murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday.

Mike Zur, 28, and John Battams, 40, both of no fixed address, were charged last month and are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 8 April.

A post-mortem examination suggested that Mr Palmer, 33, died from head injuries.

Mr Palmer was of no fixed address but had been living in the city for a number of years.

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