TWO people charged with fraud involving funeral services appeared in court yesterday.

Fiona Langdown, 51, of Wingate Drive, Southampton, and Gary Trevett, 53, of Kingsclere Avenue, Southampton, faced nine counts of fraud by false misrepresentation at Southampton Magistrates’ Court.

They spoke only to confirm their names, address and date-of-birth.

Magistrates ruled that the case should be passed up to Southampton Crown Court, where the case will be heard later this month. Both were released on bail.