South West Wales

Irene Lawless death in Llanllwni: Accused Darren Jackson remanded in custody

Irene Lawless
Image caption Irene Lawless was described as 'well liked and independent'

A man has been remanded in custody charged with the rape and murder of a 67-year-old Carmarthenshire woman whose body was found at her home.

The body of Irene Lawless, who lived alone, was found in Llanllwni on Monday.

Darren Martin Jackson, 26, of Llanllwni, was arrested on Tuesday, and appeared at Llanelli magistrates court on Friday.

He was remanded to appear at Swansea Crown Court on 7 February.

Earlier, two other men arrested in connection with assisting an offender were released on bail. Dyfed-Powys Police are urging witnesses to come forward.

Ms Lawless was described locally as a "well-liked and independent lady", and had lived on the Bryndulais estate for many years.

Her son Jason described her as "a loving mother and grandmother, a really peaceful person who loved the garden, animals and her paintings".

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