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Russell Bishop pleads not guilty to Brighton schoolgirl murders

Nicola Fellows (left) and Karen Hadaway (right) Image copyright PA
Image caption The bodies of Nicola Fellows (left) and Karen Hadaway were found the day after they disappeared

A 51-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of two nine-year-old schoolgirls more than 30 years ago.

Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway went missing from their homes in Brighton and were found the following day in bushes at Wild Park, near the Moulsecoomb estate, on 9 October 1986.

Russell Bishop appeared before Mr Justice Edis for a plea hearing at the Old Bailey via video link from prison.

Mr Bishop will stand trial on 15 October.

Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Russell Bishop appeared before Mr Justice Edis for a plea hearing

Wearing a black and white striped T-shirt and sitting with his arms crossed, he spoke only to confirm his name and enter his plea.

The case is expected to last for six to eight weeks.

Mr Bishop was remanded back into custody.

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