Alan Garbutt murder Live: Teenage accused gives evidence

  • A teenager accused of murdering a drug dealing grandfather with a homemade ‘slam-gun’ is due to give evidence in his trial.
  • The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of murdering Alan Garbutt in his Guisborough flat last August.
  • Teesside Crown Court has heard how he suffered a single shotgun blast to the chest following a row about drugs.
  • Fire crews and ambulance crews also attended the block of flats at Helmsley House in Guisborough, from around 2.20am on August 8, where the body of Mr Garbutt was discovered.
  • Defence barrister Peter Makepeace KC will be taking the defendant through his evidence.


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