A 21-YEAR-OLD Stourbridge man appeared in court today charged with murdering a pensioner whose body was found near the summit of Shropshire's highest hill.

Moses Christensen, of Corser Street, Oldswinford, also faces a charge of possessing a combat-style knife in a public place.

The body of Richard Hall, aged 70, from Perton in south Staffordshire, was found on August 14 on Brown Clee Hill.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, Christensen spoke only to confirm his name during a short hearing at Stafford Crown Court today Friday (September 18).

He was not required to enter any pleas and was remanded in custody to appear at the same court on November 2.