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Murder arrest after Bridgend woman’s 2004 holiday fall in India

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of murder seven years after a woman fell to her death on holiday in India with her husband Mrs Davies, who is from the Bridgend area, was 39-years-old when she died near the Giri River Bridge, Gaura, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was believed that she had fallen … Continue reading

Antigua court finds two men guilty of murder of honeymooning Welsh couple

An Antigua court has found two men guilty in the murder of a Welsh couple killed on their honeymoon in 2008. The grieving parents of  Ben and Catherine Mullany spoke of their sense of relief today after two men were convicted of the murders. Relatives said despite justice being done, they would still never be able comprehend … Continue reading

Teen guilty of schoolgirl murder

A 16-year-old has been found guilty of luring his ex-girlfriend to a secluded wood and beating her to death with a rock. Rebecca Aylward, 15, of Maesteg, near Bridgend, was left lying face down in the rain after the vicious attack last October. Joshua Davies lured her to a wood in nearby Aberkenfig, then attacked … Continue reading

The Bullseye Killer: The story of catching John Cooper

Yesterday, Wales’ most notorious serial killer was found guilty of four murders in the 1980s. John Cooper will now spend the rest of his life imprisoned. But the story behind Cooper is both haunting and fascinating. Wales This Week tells the story of The Bullseye Killer in a special one-hour programme. If you missed it … Continue reading

Welsh farm labourer found guilty of 4 murders in ’80s

Farm labourer John Cooper was found guilty at Swansea Crown Court today of four brutal shotgun murders in west Wales more than 25 years ago. Video: The Bullseye Killer, a Wales This Week one-hour special  Cooper murdered millionaire farmer Richard Thomas, 58, and his sister Helen, 54, at their burnt-out Pembrokeshire mansion in December 1985. … Continue reading

Fresh arrest in Aamir Siddiqi murder probe

Police investigating the murder of Aamir Siddiqi in Cardiff last April have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. The 17-year-old A-Level student was stabbed to death at his family home in Ninian Road, Roath on Sunday April 11 last year. His parents were also seriously injured during the incident. Two … Continue reading

Life sentence for murder of 89-year-old Florence Habesch

A man who killed a pensioner in her home in Rhyl has been jailed for life. George Norman Johnson, 47, admitted murdering 89-year-old widow Florence Habesch in February this year. Johnson had been released on license in 2006 for a previous murder in 1986. The court heard that Johnson had been under the influence of … Continue reading

Fifth person arrested in Liverpool hotel body murder probe

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Thomas Thompson in Liverpool. Two women and two men were arrested in north Wales earlier today. A 31-year-old woman from Liverpool was arrested in north Wales this afternoon on suspicion of assisting an offender. Officers are questioning a 25 year-old women and … Continue reading

Iestyn Davies guilty of Ffion Wyn Roberts murder

A woolpacker from Porthmadog has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum 25 years before parole, for the murder of Ffion Wyn Roberts. Iestyn Davies, 54, was convicted by a 10 to 2 majority verdict after he denied killing the 22-year-old care worker. Miss Roberts’ body was found in a drainage ditch in the … Continue reading

Ffion murder trial jury given majority direction

After nearly 13 hours of deliberation in four days, the jury in the Ffion Wyn Roberts murder case has been given a majority direction by Mr Justice Lloyd Jones at Caernarfon crown court this morning. He has told the jury he will accept a majority verdict from ten of the twelve jurors. Iestyn Davies, a … Continue reading

Ffion Wyn Roberts murder trial jury consider verdict

The jury in the trial of the man accused of murdering a careworker from Porthmadog has retired to consider its verdict. Iestyn Davies, 54, of Porthmadog, Gwynedd, denies the murder of 22-year-old Ffion Wyn Roberts last year. Mr Justice Lloyd-Jones sent jury members out today (Tuesday 12 April) a day after he warned them to … Continue reading

Cooper trial halted as new jury sworn in

The trial of John Cooper, the Pembrokeshire farm labourer accused of two double murders in the 1980s, has been halted and the jury discharged. A new jury is being sworn in and the trial is expected to restart from the beginning later today. Mr. Cooper,  of Spring Gardens, Letterston, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, denies murdering millionaire … Continue reading

Newport man charge with murder to appear at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court

A 27-year-old has been charged with murder following the death of a man who was found with severe burns on a hotel forecourt. The defendant, who is from Newport, is due to appear at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court this morning. Gwent Police say the victim, believed to be in his 30s, had been assaulted before he … Continue reading

Porthmadog woman ‘strangled and left to drown’

A young woman was beaten, strangled and left to drown in a ditch as she walked home alone after a night out with family and friends, a court heard today. Ffion Wyn Roberts, 22, was attacked just a short distance from her home in Porthmadog, North Wales, Caernarfon Crown Court was told. Iestyn Davies, 54, … Continue reading

Police release man in Cardiff murder probe

One of two men being questioned by police on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Cardiff has been released without charge. Police are continuing to question another man. James Way, 30, from the St Mellons area of the city was taken unconscious to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff just … Continue reading

Second man arrested in connection with James Way murder investigation

A second man has been arrested as part of a Cardiff murder investigation. The 46-year-old from Grangetown is currently being questioned by officers on suspicion of murdering James Way. Mr Way, 30, from St Mellons, was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff just after 9am last Sunday after being found unconscious. He … Continue reading

South Wales Police arrest man on suspicion of murdering 30-year-old Cardiffian

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 30-year-old in South Wales. James Way, of St Mellons, died yesterday morning after arriving in an unconscious state at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff. South Wales Police said they are now investigating “the circumstances surrounding an incident” which took place at a flat … Continue reading

Nikitta Grender murder accused Carl Whant remanded in custody

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender. Carl Whant, from Bettws, Newport, also faced a charge of child destruction before Caerphilly magistrates. Mr Whant was remanded in custody to appear at an unspecified crown court on Wednesday. The body of 19-year-old Miss Grender was found stabbed … Continue reading

Police make CCTV witness plea in Nikitta Grender murder investigation

Officers investigating the murder of 19-year-old Nikitta Grender, in Newport, want to trace four people captured on CCTV. The couple and two men were captured on CCTV in the early hours of Saturday 5 February in and around the Broadmead Park, Moorland Park and Pontfaen areas. Detectives investigating Miss Grender’s murder say they could hold … Continue reading

Police investigating murder of Nikitta Grender arrest 26-year-old man

Police investigating the murder of 19-year-old Nikitta Grender have arrested a 26-year old man from the Newport area on suspicion of murder. The body of heavily pregnant Nikitta Grender, 19, was found by firefighters called to a blaze at her flat in Newport, South Wales, on Saturday morning. What first appeared to be a tragic … Continue reading

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