South East Wales

Georgina Symonds: Monmouthshire man denies her murder

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A Monmouthshire man will go on trial in June after denying murdering a 25-year-old woman, whose body was found in Usk.

Peter David Morgan, 53, from Llanellen near Abergavenny pleaded not guilty to killing Georgina Symonds in January.

Mr Morgan, who was wearing a red polo shirt with white stripes, spoke only to enter his plea at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.

He was remanded into custody by Judge Neil Bidder QC for the trial on 27 June.

The body of Ms Symonds, from Newport, was discovered at a workshop at Beech Hill Farm in Usk on 13 January.

An initial inquest hearing was told she had died due to sustained "ligature pressure to the neck".

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