A man is due to appear in a court in Wales today charged in connection with the murder of a 76 year old county Mayo native.

An elderly man, originally from Achill, was found dead at a house in Cwmbran on Tuesday morning last. He has been named as Thomas Gallagher.

Stephen Gallagher, aged 55, of Kidwelly road, Cwmbran, Wales, has been charged with the murder. He appeared at Newport Magistrates' Court yesterday. He confirmed his name and address and nationality as British in court and was remanded in custody to appear at Cardiff Crown Court today.

Gwent Police launched a murder investigation on Tuesday when the elderly man’s body was discovered and a spokesman said they are not looking for anyone else at this time.

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