A man accused of the murder of Frenchman Christophe Borgye – whose body was found entombed in a purpose-built concrete structure in an Ellesmere Port garden in 2013 – has appeared in court.

Frenchman Christophe Borgye was stabbed and bludgeoned to death with a clawhammer before his body was buried in the outhouse of his home in Hylton Court in April 2009.

Two men are currently serving life sentences for killing Mr Borgye.

Christophe Borgye whose body was found under a shed in Ellesmere Port
Christophe Borgye, whose body was found under an outhouse in Ellesmere Port in 2013

Dominik Kocher and Sebastian Bendou were convicted or murder by juries following lengthy trials at Chester Crown Court in 2014.

But a third man – Manuel Wagner, of Hillaby Close in Toxteth – was charged with murdering Mr Borgye on Wednesday (September 7).

Twenty-eight-year-old Wagner, who wore a grey t-shirt and his hair in a bun, spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared before Judge Roger Dutton Chester Crown Court today (September 8).

A plea and trial preparation hearing was fixed for November 11.

Wagner will remain in custody until then.