South East Wales

Wayne Letherby Tonypandy murder: Two men appear in court

Wayne Letherby Image copyright South Wales Police
Image caption Wayne Letherby died in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant

Two men have appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a man after a serious assault in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Wayne Letherby, 42, died on 17 April following the attack in De Winton Street, Tonypandy.

Jamie Leyshon from Tonypandy and Dean Doggett from Penygraig, both 26, only confirmed their names via video link at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday.

They were remanded in custody until 7 August.

The preliminary hearing was told that both men are charged with the murder of Mr Letherby and attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm on his son Jordan.

The prosecution said the victims were subjected to punches and kicks.

Two other people have been arrested and bailed while investigations continue.

In a tribute on Monday, Mr Letherby's family said they had been left devastated by his death and described him as a "hard working man who loved all of his family".

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