A MAN arrested in Denby Dale has appeared before court charged with a double murder in Cornwall.

Thomas Haigh, 25, who gave his address as no fixed abode, appeared before Bodmin Magistrates Court yesterday.

He made no plea and was remanded to appear before crown court on Friday.

The double murder charge came after armed police swooped to arrest him on Wakefield Road in Denby Dale on 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. Police said the bodies were still being identified.

But 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.

They are known to have arrived in Cornwall at around 7.30pm for what police called a “social visit”.

It is thought the two men were travelling in a white Citroen Berlingo van, registration A10 VVR, which had “Tile Style” written in brown on both sides.

Mr Flournoy, 31 – who had a partner, Kelly, and two young sons, Reis and Callum – is known to have picked up Mr Griffiths, 35, in the van from the car park on the Plymouth side of the Tamar Bridge, which links Devon and Cornwall, at around 7pm on June 16.

It is thought the men travelled across to Saltash in east Cornwall but were not seen alive again. Police said that, despite having no bodies they were treating the probe as a double-murder inquiry.

A second man, Ross Stone, of Trenance Downs, near St Austell, has already been charged with disposing of a corpse to obstruct a coroner.

Stone and Haigh were due to appear at Truro Crown Court later yesterday.