THE MAN accused of murdering 18-year-old Lily Sullivan is to appear before Swansea Crown Court this Thursday after magistrates in Haverfordwest declined juristiction.

Haines, dressed in a grey sweatshirt, only spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth during a five-minute hearing at Haverfordwest Law Courts.

Crown prosecutor Mr Michael Cray told the bench at this morning’s hearing that on the evening of Friday, Dec 17, Haines took a lift to Pembrok Dock and went to Out Nightclub where he met Lily Sullivan. According to the CPS this was the first time they met.

CCTV footage, Mr Cray said, showed them talking, leaving the club together and walking down a lane.

The body of Lily Sullivan was found in the Mill Pond a short time later.

Haines, 31, of Flemish Court, Lamphey, was remanded in custody until December 23, when he will appear before Swansea Crown Court for a plea and directions hearing.

Haines was represented in court my Mr Tom Lloyd.

No plea has yet been submitted.

Floral tributes have been laid near the Mill Pond (Image: Herald)