The trial of a man accused of killing a mum and dad of four has been fixed.

Derek Martin, also known as Derek Glenn, is charged with murdering Josh Bashford, 33, and his wife Chloe Bashford, 30, who were found dead at their home in Lewes Road, Newhaven, last June 9.

Martin, 65, of Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, pleaded not guilty to their murders but guilty to their manslaughter at a previous hearing.

At a hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday, Mr Justice Jeremy Baker confirmed his trial would take place at Lewes Crown Court from October 7.

The Argus: Police were at the scene in Newhaven last JunePolice were at the scene in Newhaven last June (Image: The Argus)

A further hearing was set for July 19 at the Old Bailey.

Martin, who was not required to attend the short hearing, continues to be remanded in custody.