Ding family murder - trial date set

Anxiang Du, arrested as part of an investigation into the murders of afamily of four at their home in Northampton appears in court

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Family of 4 murder case: Trial date set

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Anxiang Du Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A Chinese businessman charged with murdering a family of four in Northampton will stand trial on 5th August.

Anxiang Du, who's 54, is 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.

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Ding murders - man in court

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Anxiang Du was extradited to the UK yesterday Credit: PA

A man is due in court in Northampton this morning accused of the murder of a family of four on the day of the Royal Wedding.

Anxiang Du was arrested in Morocco and was flown back to the UK yesterday. Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen, and their two daughters were stabbed to death at their home in Northampton in April 2011.

Ding murder suspect extradited

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Anxiang Du Credit: PA

A man arrested by officers investigating the murder of a family of four in Northampton has been extradited from Morocco.

Jifeng and Helen Ding and their two daughters, Xing, 18, and Alice, 12, were stabbed at their home in Wootton, Northampton, in April 2011.

Anxiang Du was arrested in Morocco in July. He arrived at Heathrow on a flight from Casablanca this afternoon (Wednesday).

He will appear in Northampton Magistrates' Court tomorrow,