A man charged with murder following the discovery of a decomposed body at an Accrington flat has made a brief appearance at crown court today.
David Fielding, 25, of Lynthorpe Road, Blackburn, has been charged over the death of 25-year-old chef James Christopher Todd, whose remains were found at an address on Rutland Close, Clayton-le-Moors.
He appeared at Preston Crown Court today for a preliminary hearing in the case.
A plea and case management hearing is due to take place on January 11 next year.
A date for possible trial has been scheduled for February 14.
There was no application for bail and the defendant was remanded in custody by Judge Anthony Russell QC.