Man in court charged with murder after two found dead at house in Huddersfield

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A man has appeared in court charged with murdering two people who were found dead at a house in Huddersfield.

Marcus Osbourne, 34, of Harpe Inge, Dalton, West Yorkshire, appeared at Leeds Crown Court charged with the murders of Katie Higton, 27, and Steven Harnett, 25.

Ms Higton and Mr Harnett were found dead at her house on Monday.

Steven Harnett death
Steven Harnett (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

Judge Guy Kearl KC, the Recorder of Leeds, remanded Osbourne in custody and said he will next be before the court on July 5 for a pre-trial hearing.

A provisional trial date was set for November 6, with a time estimate of seven to 10 days.

Katie Higton death
Katie Higton (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

Osbourne is charged with two counts of murder as well as false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to another woman.

West Yorkshire Police said they were called to the address at 9.53am on Monday after paramedics found two people with multiple injuries believed to have been inflicted by a bladed weapon.

They were confirmed to have died at the scene.

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