South East Wales

Alan Rogers, 73, denies murdering neighbour at OAP complex

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Image caption Both men lived at the sheltered housing complex Fairoaks in Dinas Powys

A 73-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering his neighbour in a sheltered housing complex.

Alan Rogers, of Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, is accused of killing 76-year-old Fred Hatch in an assault with a hammer on 8 October 2014.

Mr Rogers denied murder and manslaughter when he appeared at Cardiff Crown Court via video link.

He has been remanded in custody and a trial date has been fixed for next month.

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