Kiaran Stapleton in court over student Anuj Bidve murder

Anuj Bidve
Image caption Anuj Bidve was shot at close range in Ordsall Lane, Salford

A man accused of murdering Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford has appeared in court.

Lancaster University student Mr Bidve, 23, was staying with friends in the Manchester area when he was shot in the head at close range on 26 December.

Kiaran Stapleton, 20, from Ordsall, Salford, appeared at the plea and case management hearing at Manchester Crown Court via videolink.

A further hearing is expected later this year.

Mr Bidve had been studying for a micro-electronics postgraduate qualification at Lancaster University since September after completing an electronics degree at Pune University.

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