A HAMPSHIRE man accused of murdering his twin brother made a brief appearance at crown court.

Robert Cerqua, 31, plasterer, is alleged to have murdered Chris, carpenter, at their home in Langdown Road, Hythe, on December 31 2013. He has denied the charge.

This morning, Judge Keith Cutler heard that pre-trial issues had now been sorted and the case was ready for trial in Winchester, starting on October 6.