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Man in court accused of Robert Farley murder

  Geograph (Graham Hogg)

A man accused of the murder of Barry grandfather Robert Farley has appeared in court.

The body of the 61 year-old was found at his home on West Walk in the early hours of last Friday (3rd September)

Lee John Whitlock (53), from Barry) was remanded in custody by Cardiff magistrates, after he was charged with Mr Farley's murder.

He is due to appear before a judge at Cardiff Crown Court on Wednesday.

Detectives are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent Darren George, said: ''We are keen to hear from anyone who may be able offer information in relation to any suspicious activity in and around the West Walk area of Barry, particularly between the evening of Monday August 30th and the early of hours of Friday September 3rd.''

''No matter how insignificant you believe any information may be, please contact the major crime incident room.''

''I would like to thank those in the community that have come forward with information so far.''

Family photo (South Wales Police)

Mr Farley's family are being supported by specialist liaison officers. They have described him as a 'gentle, peaceful and loving man'' who was ''well-liked by many.''

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crime Team, based at the incident room in Cardiff Central, on 101, quoting reference no. 2100309626.

Alternatively, visit the South Wales Police website, DM via Facebook or Twitter or email SWP101@south-wales.police.uk

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