Wellingborough man appears in court facing murder charge

Giuseppe Miceli, who was killed at his home in Bants Lane, Northampton
Giuseppe Miceli, who was killed at his home in Bants Lane, Northampton

A man accused of murdering a 72-year-old coin and medal dealer in Northampton has appeared in court.

Wellingborough man Mark Ellson, 40, who was listed as of no fixed address, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court charged with murdering Giuseppe Miceli.

Wearing glasses, a dark T-shirt and dark trousers, he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before Northampton Crown Court on Monday.

Mr Miceli was found dead at his home in Bants Lane, Northampton, at about 1.45pm on Saturday, July 13. He died as a result of head injuries.

He was involved in the coin and medal trade for more than 40 years after moving to England, and had planned to retire next year.

He ran his business, The Coin and Medal Centre, from his home, and previously had a shop in Wellingborough Road, Northampton.