South West Wales

Man denies manslaughter of Jonathan Thomas

Jonathon Robert Thomas Image copyright Police
Image caption Mr Thomas played for Swansea RFC and his previous clubs included Mumbles, Aberavon and Caerphilly

A man will go on trial charged with the manslaughter of a rugby player in Swansea.

Daniel Jason Shepherd, 23, from Skewen, Neath Port Talbot, pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of Jonathan Robert Thomas, 34, who died following an incident on Princess Way in November.

Mr Thomas played for Swansea RFC along with his brother, Nicky.

At a hearing at Swansea Crown Court, Mr Shepherd was bailed to appear for trial on 16 May.