An alleged murder victim died after suffering fatal injuries in an altercation, a Swindon court has been told.

Grant Walker allegedly put his aunt's husband in a headlock, and struck it against the wall twice, prosecutor Keith Ballinger told Swindon Magistrates Court in a hearing which took less than ten minutes on Tuesday.

Walker, 32, returned to Swindon Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon having been taken to hospital by ambulance earlier that morning, to stand accused of murdering 53-year-old Terry Ricketts and assaulting a police officer at the weekend.

He stood in the dock wearing a grey top and grey tracksuit bottoms, speaking only to confirm his personal details.

Providing more details of the allegations against Walker, Mr Ballinger said: "The defendant, his aunt, and the victim - who had been married to [Walker]'s aunt - were all in the same address over the weekend.

"There was an altercation between him and the victim. He got him in a headlock and struck his head against the wall on two occasions, leading to head injuries that led to the victim's death.

"He left the address and was later arrested. He became aggressive with officers and spat at an officer."

Walker, of Faringdon Road, has been remanded in custody until his next hearing at 10am at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday.

He has not entered any pleas.

Emotional friends and relatives in the public gallery called out "love you, Grant, stay strong" as he returned to the cells.

Wiltshire Police previously confirmed officers were called to Westbourne Court at around 1am on Sunday following reports of a serious assault.