South West Wales

Boy, 16, to face trial over Swansea burglary at OAP's home

A teenage boy will stand trial accused of burgling the home of a 90-year-old woman who died five days later.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to a charge of burglary at Swansea Crown Court.

Jean Thyer suffered a stroke and died at Morriston Hospital after a break-in at her home in Killay, Swansea, on 28 September.

The teenager was granted conditional bail.

A two day trial is expected to be held in January.

Ian Wright, prosecuting, told the court that no further charges would arise from the death of Mrs Thyer.

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