Cambridgeshire

Llywelyn Thomas murder: Jurors sworn in

Llywelyn Thomas
Image caption Llywelyn Thomas had retired to Cambridgeshire to be near his family

Jurors have been sworn in for the trial of two men accused of murdering a retired farmer in Cambridgeshire.

Llywelyn Thomas, 76, originally from south Wales, was found dead at his home in Chittering in December 2011.

Frankie Parker, 26, of Nene Road, Ely, and Gary Smith 21, of no fixed address, have pleaded not guilty to murder at Cambridge Crown Court.

John Smith, 66, of Wold Gate, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, denied two counts of assisting an offender.

Mr Thomas was a retired farmer who had moved to Cambridgeshire from his former home near Bridgend to be closer to his family.

Police believe he was killed in a botched burglary during the night between 17 and 18 December.

The trial is expected to last four weeks.

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