Scarborough Man Found Guilty of Gary Virr's Murder

28/11/2011

John Stamford has today been found guilty of the murder of Gary Virr, who was found dead at his flat in Scarborough on 23 December 2010. Stamford was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 16 years.

John Stamford has today been found guilty of the murder of Gary Virr, who was found dead at his flat in Scarborough on 23 December 2010.  Stamford was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation to serve a minimum of 16 years.

District Crown Prosecutor Jan Hills said:

"This was a savage and senseless attack on a vulnerable man in his own home, by a person he had thought of as his friend.

"Stamford subjected Gary to a systematic and brutal assault. Twenty-seven separate sites of injury were found on the body. We have worked closely with North Yorkshire Police to build up a robust prosecution case to put before the jury. I hope today's verdict brings some small measure of comfort to Garys grieving family."