Three face trial for murder
NEW TREDEGAR Three men will go on trial next year after they denied murdering a man in Caerphilly county. David Gaut’s body was found at a flat in Long Row, New Tredegar, on August 4. David Osbourne, 51, of Long Row, Darren Evesham, 47, of Powell’s Terrace, and Ieuan Hartley, 23, of no fixed abode, appeared in front of Judge Eleri Rees at Cardiff Crown Court. They each pleaded not guilty to murdering 54-year-old Mr Gaut between August 1 and 4. A provisional date for a trial, which is estimated to last four weeks, has been set for January 16. Mr Evesham and Mr Hartley also denied perverting the course of justice while Mr Osbourne pleaded guilty to the same charge on a limited basis. The three men, all from New Tredegar, were remanded in custody to appear next at a pre-trial review hearing, a date for which has not been set.