A JURY has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering a woman who disappeared a decade ago.

Darren Osment, 41, of Chessel Drive, Patchway, South Gloucestershire, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Claire Holland, 32, on a date between June 5 and June 8 2012.

He is due to go on trial at Bristol Crown Court in a case due to last up to seven weeks, before Mrs Justice Cutts.

The jury of eight men and four women were told to return on Monday next week.