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Murder suspect charged

Anxiang Du arrives in court Photo: ITV Anglia

A Chinese businessman has appeared in court in Northampton charged with murdering a family of four on the day of the Royal wedding.

Anxiang Du, 54, appeared at Northampton Magistrates' Court charged with the murders of university lecturer Jifeng "Jeff" Ding, his wife Ge "Helen" Chui and their two daughters Alice, 12, and Xing, 18.

The family were found stabbed to death at their home in Wootton, Northamptonshire, on April 29, 2011 - the day of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Anxiang Du

Du, who spoke through a Mandarin translator at the court, gave only an address in Coventry and his date of birth before being remanded into custody.

District Judge Timothy Deber sent the case to Northampton Crown Court and remanded Du, who appeared wearing a white hooded top and flanked by two armed police officers, into custody.

He will next appear at Northampton Crown Court on March 15 at 10am.