Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius has arrived early at the court for a bail hearing where his lawyers and police expect to reveal details of the alleged killing of his model girlfriend.

Police say they will press for a charge of premeditated murder against the 26-year-old athlete.

His family says police evidence will show there should be no murder charge.

Police arrived at Pistorius’ home in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, last Thursday, and found the body of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, with four bullet wounds.

They were responding to neighbours’ calls about shouting, screaming and gunshots.

A 9mm pistol was recovered.

Journalists watched Pistorius, his head covered with a hoodie, leave the police station and arrive at the back entrance to the courthouse in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, before 7am local time today.

The West Australian

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