A man charged with two notorious double murders in Pembrokeshire is due to appear before Swansea crown court today (Tuesday).

The trial of John William Cooper, charged with the murders of brother and sister Richard and Helen Thomas at Scoveston and husband and wife Peter and Gwenda Dixon on the coast path near Little Haven, had originally been due to start today.

But Cooper, 64, who denies the murders and several other serious offences, is to due appear via video link.

It is understood that a new trial date for 2011 will be set in due course.