THE trial of a 70-year-old man accused of killing his wife and daughter is due to start at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday.

Peter Redfern is charged with killing wife Jean, 67, and their daughter Sarah, 33, who were discovered at the family bungalow on Sandygate, Wath, in July.

Redfern appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last year where he denied two counts of murder.

Post mortem results revealed Jean died from asphyxiation and daughter Sarah from severe head injuries.