South East Wales

Barry Bowyer denies murdering Gary Suller in Cwmbran

Gary Suller
Image caption Gary Suller was found dead at home in September last year

A 37-year-old man has denied the murder of an actor found dead at his home in Torfaen.

Barry Bowyer is accused of killing Gary Suller, 44, whose body was discovered after neighbours raised the alarm.

Mr Bowyer, from Cwmbran, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court via video link where he pleaded not guilty to murder in September last year.

Mr Suller, also from Cwmbran, had worked as a supporting artist in TV dramas and feature films.

He featured in a Christmas special of Doctor Who and also in the movie Mr Nice, which starred Rhys Ifans.

David Aubrey, defending, said: "There is no dispute that the defendant is responsible for the killing. There could be an issue of diminished responsibility."

Mr Bowyer was remanded in custody until another hearing next month.