Two men deny murder of Gavin Moon after dad found dead in Washington flat

Two men have now denied the murder of a dad who was found dead in a flat.

By Karon Kelly
Friday, 05 April, 2019, 12:28

Luc Barker, 28, and Brian Goldsmith, 47, are both charged with killing Gavin Moon in an attack in January.

The body of Mr Moon, a 31-year-old dad from Washington, was found in a Trafalgar Road, Sulgrave, January 8.

Gavin Moon.

He had suffered a fatal stab wound.

At Newcastle Crown Court at a previous hearing Barker, of Trafalgar Road, Washington, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder.

Goldsmith, of Wayman Street, Sunderland, was not asked to enter a plea at that stage.

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But at the same court today, where both men appeared via video link to prison, Goldmith also pleaded not guilty to murder.

Police in Trafalgar Road investigating Gavin Moon's death.

A further, pre-trial hearing on May 10.

A trial, which could take ten days, has been listed on June 18.

Judge Paul Sloan QC remanded both men in custody in the meantime.