A husband accused of stabbing his wife to death at home has claimed she "nearly always" belittled the size of his penis, a court heard.

David Clark, who denies the murder of 44-year-old Melanie Clark, said the comments had made him feel "inadequate" and "sad."

Jurors have already been told how the victim was found dead at the couple's home in Cloverdale, Stoke Prior, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in the early hours of January 1.

Clark, who a jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard had a "particular way" of arranging his belongings, also broke down in the witness box at one point when claiming she had once deliberately mixed up his work shirts.

He also claimed she would "taunt" him and "say horrible things", while giving an account of their relationship.

Asked how she would make him feel, he replied: "Like I wasn't worth it - like I wasn't a man."

In evidence, Mr Clark claimed his wife had had a problem with alcohol since 2015 and was "not pleasant to be around" when drinking.

The couple moved to England in 2011, having married in South Africa in 2004.

Clark became emotional and had to be handed tissues when describing an incident, before they were married, involving the "particular" way he had organised his work shirts by colour.

Breaking down, he said: "She mixed them all up.

"She would change things, on purpose, move my stuff so I couldn't find it. She didn't really care."

Clark said his wife would often talk about the size of his penis.

He said: "She would nearly always refer to it.

"Just say it was small."

Asked how that had made him feel during their relationship, he replied: "Inadequate.

"I felt so sad."

Mr Williamson then asked if his wife had ever made him feel inadequate in other ways.

The 49-year-old, who was born in South Africa but has a British passport, said: "She would taunt me a bit, and just say horrible things."

He added: "(I felt) like I was worthless, like I didn't have a say."

Jurors also heard how Mrs Clark had been accused of having an on-off affair with a married man.

Clark told the court that when confronted, his wife had "denied everything" but he still loved her.

The Crown allege he killed Mrs Clark on the eve of his birthday, after a domestic argument in which she told him to leave the house by the following morning.

The trial continues.