A MAN wanted in connection with the death of Brian Waters almost 17 years ago has appeared in court after being extradited to the UK.

Christopher Guest More Jr was wanted in connection with the death of Mr Waters at Burnt House Farm in Tabley on June 19, 2003.

The 42-year-old, who was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant in connection with the death of Brian Waters, arrived back in the UK on Sunday.

Guest More Jr was arrested on June 6, 2019 in Malta following an extensive international appeal to locate him.

This involved close working between Cheshire Police and the National Crime Agency along with law enforcement agencies abroad.

He has since had several court appearances on the island as part of the extradition process and Cheshire Police has liaised extensively with The Crown Prosecution Service, The Attorney General’s Office, The State Advocate’s Office in Malta, Malta Police Force and Malta’s Correctional Services Agency throughout the process.

He has been remanded into custody and appeared before Warrington Magistrates’ Court this morning, Monday, March 30, where he was further remanded into custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, March 31.