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Angelika Dries-Jenkins Narberth murder: Man remanded

Angelika Dries-Jenkins
Image caption Angelika Dries-Jenkins's body was found in her Narberth home on Friday, 3 June

A 54-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Angelika Dries-Jenkins, whose body was found at her home in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

John William Mason, from Pembrokeshire, was remanded in custody at Llanelli Magistrates Court.

Ms Dries-Jenkins's body was discovered on Friday, 3 June, two days before what would have been her 67th birthday.

A post-mortem examination confirmed that she had died from "substantial" head injuries.

The accused man was charged with her murder a week after her body was found by her daughter, who had made a surprise visit ahead of her mother's birthday.

The case has been referred to Swansea Crown Court.

Ms Dries-Jenkins, a grandmother, lived alone at her home in Providence Hill.

Originally from Germany, she moved to Pembrokeshire 40 years ago on honeymoon and chose it as her home and a place to raise her family.

After her body was discovered, neighbourhood police teams and special constables patrolled communities in and around Narberth.

Det Supt Pam Kelly said: "The level of support we have received from people living in and around Narberth has been remarkable."

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