Nathan Matthews has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of his stepsister Becky Watts after a short hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

Matthews, 28, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, was yesterday (4 March) charged with the 16-year-old schoolgirl's murder.

He spoke only to confirm his identity and address in a hearing that lasted just minutes. He was then led from the dock and will appear via video link on 6 March.

Shortly afterwards, Shauna Hoare, of the same address, made a brief appearance and was also remanded until a hearing on 2 April.

The 21-year-old is charged with intending to pervert the course of justice.

Their charges came one day after body parts were found at a home in Barton Court, Bristol.

The schoolgirl was last seen on 19 February by her stepmother Angie-Mae Galsworthy when she left her Crown Hill home with her phone, laptop and tablet device.

A laptop that was later found in woodland near her home was ruled out as belonging to Watts.

Police called for anyone who had seen a black Vauxhall Zafira - registration HY06 HYA - between 19 and 23 February to come forward.