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Man due in court accused of couple's murder

Published 19/08/2016

Peter Stuart and his wife Sylvia are thought to have been murdered (Suffolk Police/PA)
Peter Stuart and his wife Sylvia are thought to have been murdered (Suffolk Police/PA)

A man accused of the murder of a husband and wife is expected in court for a plea hearing.

Prosecutors say Ali Qazimaj, 43, killed Peter Stuart, 75, and his wife Sylvia, 69.

The body of Mr Stuart was found with multiple knife wounds in woodland near his home in Weybread, Suffolk, on June 3.

While Qazimaj has been charged with the murder of Mrs Stuart, her body has not been found.

She is feared dead and police are continuing to search for her body.

Qazimaj is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday.

He was extradited from Luxembourg to the UK to face the charges. At a court appearance four weeks ago he requested an Albanian interpreter and disputed his identity, stating his name as Vital Dapi.

Qazimaj, formerly of Tilbury, Essex, and currently of no fixed abode, entered no pleas at the previous hearing.

The Stuarts were last seen alive at Goodies Farm Shop in Pulham Market, Norfolk, on May 29.

They were described by friends as keen line dancers who had a "zest for life".

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