THE TRIAL of a Salisbury man accused of murdering his wife and daughter is expected to begin this morning.

Marcin Zdun, 40, is said to have attacked wife Aneta Zdun, 40, and daughter Nikoleta Zdun, 18, at their home in Wessex Road, Salisbury.

The trial is taking place at Winchester Crown Court before High Court justice Martin Chamberlain QC.

Police were called at 2.45pm on Monday, June 1, following concerns for the occupants of a house on Wessex Road. Officers attended the scene and discovered the body of one woman.

Another woman was found seriously injured and was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.

In a statement, Mrs Zdun’s employer Wessex Care paid tribute to her as a “beloved colleague and friend”.

The company said Mrs Zdun was a “well-loved and well-known” member of staff who worked in the community team.

“Those of you who knew Aneta personally and professionally will know what a warm, kind and caring individual she was,” a spokeswoman said.

“She cared immensely for many vulnerable people throughout her career as a physiotherapist and healthcare assistant.

“She will be greatly missed and mourned by all who knew her.”