Ding murder suspect in court

A man accused of the murder of a family of four on the day of the Royal Wedding will next appear at Northampton Crown Court on March 15 at 10am.

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Anxiang Du appears for preliminary court hearing

Anxiang Du Credit: ITV News Central

The man accused of murdering four members of the same family in Bedfordshire, appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing.

This morning, Anxiang Du, 54, from Coventry, was brought before Northampton Crown Court facing four counts of murder.

Judge Rupert Mayo informed Mr Du’s solicitor, Shasha Nathan, that maximum credit for a guilty plea would expire today.

There was no indication today whether there would be a not guilty or a guilty plea.

A provisional trial date was has been set for August 5, 2013 – anticipated to last up to ten day.

Axiang Du disappeared after Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen and their daughters – Alice and Xing, were found stabbed to death at their home in Prioneer Close, Wootton, Bedfordshire, on April 29, 2011.

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Coventry man extradited to UK over murders

Anxiang Du was extradited from Morocco after being arrested there last year. Credit: ITV News Central

A man from Coventry who's accused of killing a family of four in Northampton is expected to appear in court here for the first time.

Jeff Ding, his wife and their two daughters were all found stabbed to death at their home in Northamptonshire in April 2011.

Anxiang Du was extradited from Morocco after being arrested there last year.

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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.

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