A man has denied killing two women, five years apart, in a seaside resort.

Robert Trigg, 52, appeared before the Old Bailey accused of murdering his 52-year-old girlfriend Susan Nicholson at a property in Rowlands Road, Worthing, on April 17 2011.

Unemployed Trigg is also charged with the manslaughter of Caroline Devlin, 35, who was found dead in bed in Cranworth Road, Worthing, on March 26 2006.

Trigg entered not guilty pleas to the charges during the short hearing before Mrs Justice Simler.

The defendant, of Park Crescent, Worthing, who is in custody, will stand trial at Lewes Crown Court on June 19.