A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong has been remanded in custody.
Rurik Jutting was arrested after police found the victims in his apartment in the Wan Chai area early on Saturday. One of the bodies was in a suitcase on his balcony.
The women, who have not been officially named by police, are believed to be sex workers of Indonesian origin.
Mr Jutting appeared before the Eastern Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.
He had resigned from a job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch a week ago. A LinkedIn profile under his name suggested he was a Cambridge University graduate.
Mr Jutting was unshaven and wearing a black T-shirt during the brief court hearing.
Asked if he understood the charges against him, he replied: "I do."
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on 10 November.
Officers were called to the luxury residential building where Mr Jutting lived at 03:42 on Saturday (19:42 Friday GMT).
One of the victims, who was aged between 25 and 30, had wounds to her neck and buttock. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body of the other woman, who had sustained neck injuries, was found in the suitcase.
Hong Kong Police said they had retrieved a knife from the apartment in the J Residence block, which is situated in an affluent area and popular with professional people working in the financial sector.
Assistant district commander Wan Siu-hung told reporters that the woman whose body was in the suitcase had been dead "for quite some time".
Speaking about the other dead woman, he said: "We believe the death was caused by a sharp object which cut the throat of the deceased.
"When police found her she was lying in the living room - the room was messy."
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