A MAN will appear in the dock accused of the murder of Abdul Deghayes today.

Daniel MacLeod is accused of the killing at Elm Grove, Brighton on February 16 this year.

The 36-year-old labourer, of Lambeth, South London, denies the charge.

The trial will start at Hove Crown Court before Mrs Justice Parmjit Kaur Cheema-Grubb, a High Court judge.

Mr Deghayes was 22-years-old when he was found in a car at Elm Grove, near to St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church at 9.30pm on the Saturday night.

He later died from his injuries at the Royal Sussex County Hospital at 6am the next day.

Police set up a cordon and scoured the area for clues, with forensics experts at the scene.

Mr Deghayes’ bereaved friends gathered at Elm Grove and laid flowers once the cordon was lifted.

He was the twin brother of Abdullah Deghayes, and older brother of Jaffar Deghayes, who both died as teenagers fighting in Syria against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.

Meanwhile his uncle Omar Deghayes had been held as a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay.