A PRELIMINARY hearing into Jason Voong's charges of murder and attempted murder was held at Bristol Crown Court this morning.

Voong, 27, of Southbrook Street, is accused of murdering Aulton Tom Rogers, 60, on June 26 and attempting to murder Leanne James, 24, on May 8.

Both incidents took place at an underpass near the Oasis Leisure Centre.

Voong remained in custody while the hearing took place but his family were present for the proceedings.

A plea and case management hearing will take place at the Bristol court on September 19.