South East Wales

Sammy Almahri in court over Nadine Aburas hotel murder

Nadine Aburas and Sammy Almahri Image copyright South Wales Police
Image caption South Wales Police asked for Sammy Almahri to be extradited after the murder of Nadine Aburas in Cardiff

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Cardiff woman whose body was found in a hotel room.

Nadine Aburas, 28, was found at the city's Future Inn on 31 December.

Sammy Almahri, 44, a US national who was extradited from east Africa, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.

He was remanded in custody until 5 June when he will next appear before the court for a plea and case management hearing.

Mr Almahri, who has no address in this country, was arrested by police agencies in Tanzania, at the end of January.

He was extradited to the UK at the request of South Wales Police, to be interviewed in connection with Ms Aburas's murder.

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