AN 18-year-old girl from London has appeared before a High Court judge accused of the murder of a 20-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed to death in Bridgwater.

Olivia Cromwell was remanded in custody by Judge Mr Justice Dingemans at Exeter Crown Court accused of the murder of Tyrone Mulinde.

Her case was adjourned for a plea and trial preparation hearing at Exeter on December 6 when she will appear alongside co-accused Nial Kaporo.

He did not appear at the short preliminary hearing but he remains in custody and his case is due to be listed later in the week.

Cromwell, of Crescent Way, North Finchley, and Koporo, aged 25, of St Stephens Crescent, Westminster, are both charged with the murder of 20-year-old Mr Mulinde.

Mr Mulinde, originally from Uganda, was allegedly killed in a knife attack on George Street, Bridgwater, on October 20 after he had travelled to the town from his home in London.

The killing is being investigated by officers from three forces and the inquiry is being led by detectives from Wiltshire Constabulary.

No date has been set so far for a trial, which is expected to take place at Exeter, Taunton or Bristol Crown Court.