The jury in the Pembrokeshire murders trial will be in the area for the next two days visiting scenes of the alleged crimes.

Today (Tuesday) they will trek across fields near Little Haven to the point on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath where farm labourer John William Cooper is alleged to have shot dead holidaymakers Peter and Gwenda Dixon in 1989.

The following day they will go to Scoveston Manor, where the prosecution say Cooper murdered brother and sister Richard and Helen Thomas in 1985.

They will also visit Cooper's then home at St Mary's Park, Jordanston.

In addition, the jury will be taken to a field close to the Mount Estate, Milford Haven, where a group of five teenagers were attacked in 1996. A 16 year old girl was raped, her friend was sexually assaulted and the attacker, masked and armed with a shotgun, tried to rob all five of cash.

Roads leading to the locations will be closed while the jury, counsel for the prosecution and defence, and the judge, Mr Justice John Griffith Williams, as well as court officials, are there.

Cooper, more recently of Spring Gardens, Letterston, denies all the allegations.

The prosecution has told Swansea crown court that in the 1980s amd 1990s Cooper, now 66, was a prolific burglar who in 1998 was jailed for 16 years.

Evidence collected during the police operation that led to his conviction was re-examined between 2007 and 2009 and, it is alleged, new DNA techniques connected Cooper to the crimes he is now on trial for.

The trial is expected to last until early June.