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Three charged over Swansea murder

 
February 11th 2011
 


Two men have been charged with the murder of another homeless man in Swansea, and their case will begin in April. A further man was charged with assisting in the crime, having swapped a pair of his shoes for a bloodstained pair from one of the accused.

David Williams, known as "Little Dai", was 26 years old when he was found in the centre of Swansea just before 4am on 7 January. He had received multiple injuries to his face. Darren Rigdon, 33, and Christopher Hart, 37, both of no fixed abode, have pleaded not guilty to his murder. Although they have different surnames, the two accused are brothers. Christopher Hughes, 31, was also charged in assisting, having changed shoes with Rigdon.

Williams was a regular at the Swansea Cyrenians drop-in centre. The centre manager, Christine Skelton told the South Wales Evening Post: "He was a really nice, kind guy, and he had a great sense of humour. We cannot believe what has happened."

 
 
 

February 2011

 

Contents

Charity urges local churches to assist homeless in cold weather

Hopes for first West Midlands winter shelter

Open Cinema approaches the Midlands

Crisis Skylight Spring Term

Benefits legal advice resource under threat from Government cuts

Charity profits from unwanted Xmas gifts

Fiery flavour at Christmas

Increase your savings by 50 per cent?

Scots worst hit by recession

From the streets to the big screen

Red tape leaves half of rough sleepers without emergency shelter

The long run

Rise predicted for 2011

Free booze cure

Golden voice of NBA

Sikh help

US libraries welcome rough sleepers

Three charged over Swansea murder

Suspicious US bin death

Fear in Stroud

Aspire to work

Houston has a problem

Arrests in Leeds

Street Shield: competition time!

 

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