A HUDDERSFIELD man has been remanded in custody on a double murder charge.

Thomas Haigh, 25, of no fixed abode, appeared via video-link at Truro Crown Court.

He did not enter a plea and the case against him and a co-accused was adjourned for a plea and case management hearing, due to be held on October 28. A trial date has provisionally been set for January 9 next year.

Any trial is expected to last for two to three weeks.

The double murder charge came after armed police swooped to arrest Haigh on Wakefield Road in Denby Dale last Monday morning.

It followed the grim discovery of human remains from a farm in Cornwall. Two bodies were found buried in a car on a farm near St Austell.

Officers are investigating the disappearance of Brett Flournoy, 31, and David Griffiths, 35.

Mr Griffiths, from Plymouth, who was living in Bracknell, Berkshire, and Mr Flournoy, a professional boxer from the Wirral, Merseyside, were last seen on 16 June in Cornwall.

A second man, Ross Stone, of Trenance Downs, near St Austell, was also charged with double murder alongside Haigh.