Prosecution opens case against Anxiang Du

Anxiang Du: Accused of murder Credit: Northamptonshire Police

The trial of a man accused of killing a Northamptonshire family of four has got underway today.

Anxiang Du, 54 and from Coventry, denies murdering Jeff Ding, his wife Helen and their two daughters two-and-a-half-years-ago.

Opening the case for the prosecution William Harbage QC said Du's motive "was one of revenge."

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Anxiang Du facing life sentence

A man who murdered a Northampton family has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 40 years.