A man allegedly killed his gay lover in jealousy after he began dating his own sister-in-law, a court has heard.

Ivan Svatkovskij, 31, is accused of murdering Aleksandrs Vasiljevs, a fellow Latvian, who died from a stab wound at the pair’s home in Appledore, Great Hollands, on September 20.

The defendant denies murder and claims that Mr Vasiljevs – known as Alex – committed suicide.

The trial continues.

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