South East Wales

Man, 73, charged over murder of 76-year-old in Dinas Powys

Fairoaks in Dinas Powys Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Police were called to sheltered housing complex Fairoaks in Dinas Powys on Wednesday

A 73-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of another pensioner in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Police were called to Fairoaks sheltered housing complex in Dinas Powys on Wednesday morning where a man had suffered serious injuries.

Fred Hatch, 76, was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff but later died.

South Wales Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.

Det Ch Insp Ceri Hughes said: "We would like to thank the local community for their assistance and understanding while we have been carrying out our investigation."

"Officers are supporting Mr Hatch's family at what is clearly a very distressing time for them."

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