Ramute Butkiene
Ramute Butkiene's torso was found at an address in Mayor's Walk, Peterborough Cambridgeshire Police

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a women whose torso was found inside a suitcase in Peterborough.

Vytautas Jokubauskas, 57, originally from Lithuania, has been charged with the murder of Ramute Butkiene, 42, who was found at a house in Mayor's Walk with no arms, legs or head.

The torso was found after tenants called police complaining of a "nasty smell".

Cambridgeshire Police said "some body parts" of the mother-of-one have been found, but searches are continuing for the remaining parts.

Speaking through a translator, Jokubauskas confirmed his name and date of birth when he appeared at magistrates in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

He will next appear via video link at Cambridge Crown Court on 18 June.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson said: "The murder is being treated as an isolated incident and a dedicated team has been set up to investigate."