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Man charged with murder of elderly mother in Powys

Joyce Griffiths (Credit: Dyfed Powys Police)

A 57-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with murdering his elderly mother following an incident near Brecon on Friday night (August 26)

John Anderson Griffiths was arrested at the scene and charged on Monday night.

He has been remanded into custody and will be taken to Merthyr Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 30th August 2022.

Officers were called to a property in the Llanfrynach area at around 9.25pm on Friday.

Margaret Joyce Griffiths, who was aged 87 and known locally as Joyce, was airlifted to hospital but sadly died the following day.

Next of kin and the family continues to be supported by specialist officers.

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The family have made the following statement: “Margaret Joyce Griffiths was a much-loved mother, granny, sister and a loyal and active member of the community.

“The tragic recent events have left the family heartbroken and in deep shock.

“We request respect for our privacy at this dreadful time.”