A MAN accused of murdering a missing mother of two will face trial next year.

Mark Brown was charged with murder following the disappearance of Alexandra Morgan, who has not been seen since Remembrance Sunday.

Police are still searching for the 34-year-old’s body after she was last seen at a petrol station near her home in Sissinghurst, Kent, on November 14.

Brown, of Squirrel Close, St Leonards, appeared at Lewes Crown Court charged with her murder.

The 40-year-old was wearing a grey T-shirt and jogging bottoms.

Asked to confirm his name, Brown said: "Correct."

He will appear in court again in February.

Judge Christine Laing QC told him: "I remand you in custody until the next hearing on the fourth of February."

Mr Brown said: "Thank you."

The disappearance of Alexandra was previously described by police as completely out of character.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and Brown was arrested ten days after she went missing.

The search to find her body is continuing at addresses in Sussex and Kent.

Alexandra was last seen wearing a green quilted knee-length coat, a black top and ripped blue jeans, knee-high black boots and a silver necklace.

She is 5ft 6in, slim and has brown shoulder-length hair.

A photo of her white Mini Cooper with a black roof with the registration number MF55 YHM was issued by officers as part of the hunt to find Alexandra.

A 53-year-old man arrested in Sussex has been released without charge.