Murder accused Anxiang Du appears at Northamnpton Crown Court

Anxiang Du and the Ding family
Anxiang Du and the Ding family

A man accused of murdering a family of four in Northamptonshire has appeared in court.

Anxiang Du, 54, from Witnell Road, Coventry, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday morning, July 18, where he was due to enter pleas to four charges of murder.

Du is alleged to have murdered Jifeng ‘Jeff’ Ding, his wife Ge ‘Helen’ Chui and their daughters Alice and Xing, in their Northampton home on the day of the royal wedding in April 2011.

Wearing a white polo shirt, Du was brought into court by six guards, and spoke to confirm his name.

He did not enter a plea as further tests are needed to be carried out and reports submitted to the court.

William Harbage QC, prosecuting revealed in court that a knife, the alleged murder weapon, had been found in the kitchen of the Ding family home, between the cooker and the sink.

It is expected that once medical reports have been completed, Du will appear before the high court judge on Thursday, October 17, with a proposed trial date set for Monday 11 November.