Gavin Moon murder: 'No sentence can ever reflect the pain we feel' - family of murdered Sunderland dad react to guilty verdicts

The family of murdered Gavin Moon have said the guilty verdicts handed to his killers bring “some comfort” – but no sentence can ever reflect their pain.

By Ross Robertson
Tuesday, 16 July, 2019, 15:24

The dad, 31, suffered two stab wounds and five incised wounds in the fatal attack on January 7.

Gavin Moon

In a statement today, Mr Moon’s family said: “The trial of Barker and Goldsmith has been a painful process for our family to go through as we endured details of how Gavin came to die.

“As a family we thank the jury for their verdicts in this case. No sentence can reflect the pain we feel as a family however knowing that justice has been served brings some comfort."

A crime scene shot from the Gavin Moon murder case, released by Northumbria Police

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A crime scene shot from the Gavin Moon murder case, released by Northumbria Police
A crime scene shot from the Gavin Moon murder case, released by Northumbria Police
Gavin Moon, 31, who was found dead after he was stabbed inside a flat in Trafalgar Road, Sulgrave, Washington, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
A crime scene shot from the Gavin Moon murder case, released by Northumbria Police