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Businessman accused of murdering 25-year-old woman

Georgina Symonds
Georgina Symonds

A middle-aged businessman accused of killing a 25-year-old mother will go on trial this summer.

Georgina Symonds' body was found in a workshop at Beech Hill Farm in Usk, south Wales, in January.

Her inquest later heard she had died due to sustained "ligature pressure to the neck".

On Friday, Peter David Morgan, 53, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms Symonds - who had a young daughter and lived in Allt Yr Yn, Newport.

Morgan, of Llanellen Court Farm, Llanellen, was represented at the hearing by Patrick Harrington QC.

Before being remanded into custody, Judge Neil Bidder QC told the defendant he would stand trial on June 27