A 28-year-old man accused of murdering tragic flight attendant Christophe Borgye appeared at court yesterday afternoon (November 16).

Mr Borgye's body was discovered entombed in a cement structure inside an outhouse in a garden in Hylton Court, Ellesmere Port , three years ago.

He had been stabbed and bludgeoned to death with a clawhammer some four years previously.

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

Manuel Wagner, of Hillaby Close in Toxteth, was charged with his murder in September.

Wagner did not enter a plea when he appeared via video link from Altcourse Prison during a hearing at Chester Crown Court , but a provisional trial date was fixed for May 15 next year.

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

Dominik Kocher and Sebastian Bendou were convicted of murder by juries following lengthy trials in 2014.

Wagner's trial is expected to last for around three weeks, at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Honorary Recorder of Chester Judge Roger Dutton has requested that the case be heard by a High Court judge.