Becky Watts
The stepbrother of Becky Watts has been remanded in custody on suspicion of her murder

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.