South West Wales

Gary Edwards murder charge: James Colton remanded

David Gary Edwards, known as Gary
Image caption Police continue to appeal for witnesses after Gary Edwards' death

A Swansea man has been remanded in custody, charged with murdering a 48-year-old man whose body was found at a house in the city.

James Paul Colton, 33, appeared at Swansea Magistrates Court on Saturday, accused of killing David Gary Edwards.

The body of Mr Edwards, who was known as Gary, was discovered at Villa Terrace, Treboeth, at about 18:50 BST on Wednesday.

The accused is due to appear at Swansea Crown Court on 7 August.

South Wales Police are continuing to appeal for information about the death.

Det Supt Paul Hurley, who is leading the inquiry, said: "Our thoughts are with Gary's family at this time and we are continuing to support them with family liaison officers.

"I am extremely grateful for the excellent response from the community in assisting us with this investigation".

"I am reiterating my appeal to anyone who may have been in the area of Villa Terrace, Treboeth during the evening on Wednesday 25 July and who may have information linked to this murder to contact the incident room at Cockett Police Station."

Mr Edwards's sister, Elaine Goldup, said he was "a caring and loving brother, well respected by his nieces and nephews; he will be sorely missed by his family."

Anyone with information can contact the incident room on 01792 562732 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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