A jeweller died after being beaten and stabbed 13 times in a botched burglary at his home, a court heard.

Peter Avis, 66, was found dead in the flat above his Collis & Son shop in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in January.

At Ipswich Crown Court, Aleksandra Karpiuk, 27, of Lake Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, and Pawel Borowiecki, 31, of Roslyn Road, London, deny conspiring to commit burglary.

Another man, Pyotr Melaniuk, has admitted murder and burglary.

Speaking at the start of Miss Karpiuk and Mr Borowiecki’s trial, prosecutor Peter Gair said the pair gained entry by forcing open a downstairs window.

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