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Brighton house murder trial jury sworn in

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

The trial has begun of four men accused of murdering a man whose body was found in an empty Brighton house.

Jurors have been sworn in at the start of the trial at Lewes Crown Court.

Craig Palmer's body was found in a four-storey house in Russell Square in January. The 33-year-old had lived in the city for a number of years.

The four defendants accused of murder are Ireneusz Malesza, 22, John Battams, 40, Mike Zur, 28, and Bartlomiej Szostek, 27, all of no fixed address.

The trial is expected to continue until mid-October.

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