South West Wales

Operation Almond: Jury discharged in farmhouse rape case

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Image caption Police are investigating historical allegations of abuse at a Rhydygors School

The jury in the trial of a 72-year-old man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in the early 1980s has been discharged.

David Thomas, from Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, denies the attack at a farmhouse in north Wales.

He was arrested in 2013, as part of Operation Almond - an investigation into historical child sexual abuse at two children's homes.

Swansea Crown Court heard a retrial will be held at a later date.

The trial had got under way on Monday morning but the jury was discharged in the afternoon.

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