CHRISTOPHER Kerrell will go on trial in October charged with the murder of Hollie Kerrell.

Appearing at Cardiff Crown Court today, Mr Kerrell of Whitton near Knighton was told by Judge Bidder that he would stand trial for the murder at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on October 22.

He will appear at Merthyr on May 29 for a plea and trial preparation hearing and has been remanded in custody until then.

The body of Ms Kerrell, originally from Kingsbridge in Devon was discovered on Thursday, she had been missing for four days and had not been since since Sunday, April 22.

Her family paid tribut to her saying she "lit up every room she was in."