South East Wales

Murder accused in court after woman's body found in Usk

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A man has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of a woman in Monmouthshire.

The body of Georgina Symonds, 25, was found at an address in Usk at about 05:50 GMT on Wednesday.

Peter Morgan, 53, of Abergavenny, was arrested and subsequently charged with murder.

He spoke only to confirm his name and address when he appeared at Newport Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Mr Morgan was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 18 January.

Meanwhile, Miss Symonds' mother, Deborah, paid tribute to her "beautiful daughter".

"She was the light of my life," she added.

"The family are heartbroken and she will be greatly missed."

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Image caption Georgina Symonds was found dead on Wednesday

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