A man will appear before the magistrates this morning charged with the double murder of his wife and daughter.

Marcin Zdun, 39, of Wessex Road, Salisbury, faces two counts of murder.

His alleged victims are Aneta Zdun, 40, and 18-year-old Nicoleta Zdun, according to court papers.

It is said he killed the pair at their home in Salisbury on Monday, June 1. Police were called to Wessex Road, in a city suburb, at around 2.45pm. Both women were pronounced dead at the scene.

Zdun is expected to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court via video link from Melksham police station this morning.

Murder is an indictable-only offence, meaning pleas can only be taken at the crown court.