A Wrexham man accused of murder has appeared in Crown Court.

Matthew Hardy, of Wheat Close in Gwersyllt, appeared at Mold Crown Court via video link on Monday morning.

The 36-year-old is charged with the murder of Antony Derwent (pictured, aged 52) - the alleged offence having happened in Gwersyllt on April 7.


At Monday's hearing, Hardy spoke only to confirm his details.

Judge Rhys Rowlands set a provisional trial start date of November 4, with a plea and trial preparation hearing to take place on June 21.

Hardy remains remanded in custody in the meantime.