Man charged with murdering schoolgirls in 1986

A 51-year-old man has been charged with murdering two nine-year-old girls in Brighton more than 30 years ago.

The bodies of Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway were found in bushes in Wild Park, near the Moulscoomb estate in the south coast resort, a day after going missing in 1986.

Russell Bishop is to stand trial at the Old Bailey in October.

Wearing a black and white striped T-shirt, he appeared for a plea hearing at the same court via video link.

The balding, bespectacled defendant spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty, before being remanded into custody.