Man appears in court charged with murder in Swansea

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A man has appeared before magistrates accused of murdering a woman in Swansea . Dean Marcus Jones, 37, was in court on Saturday morning charged with the murder of Alison Farr-Davies.

The 42-year-old’s body was discovered at an address in Neath Road, Hafod, on Tuesday.

Jones, who gave his address as Neath Road, was flanked by dock officers during the brief hearing at Swansea Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Helen Edwards said: “Clearly he has been charged with a matter that can only be dealt with at crown court and I would ask for it to be sent there.”

Andrew Evans, representing Jones, said: “I have nothing to add.”

Bench chair Elizabeth Morris told Jones: “As you have heard we are prohibited from dealing with your remand and bail application and will send you to crown court on Tuesday, September 20.”

Ms Farr-Davies, who had links with Carmarthenshire , was due to celebrate her 43rd birthday on September 16.

In a statement issued through police Ms Farr-Davies’ family said her mum had been “robbed” of celebrating with her “caring and loving” daughter.

The statement said: “As a family we are totally devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter, sister, aunt and niece.

“Ali was a very gentle, caring and loving person who doted on her two young nieces.

“She used to love them visiting her and spending time on the beach together.”

They added: “Ali was always helping others and would go out of her way to help people who were less fortunate than her.

“She loved animals and took in her beloved dog Max from an animal rescue centre as she couldn’t bear to see him alone.”

Members of her family sat in the public gallery for the duration of the hearing.

Police were called to the Hafod Property at 1.35pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives investigating Ms Farr-Davies’ death are appealing to anyone who was in the area on the afternoon of Sunday, September 11, at the time of the Swansea City v Chelsea Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium , to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 1600352748 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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