Murder of Llantwit Fardre: Man charged with murder of 65-year-old June Fox-Roberts

A man has been charged with the murder of 65-year-old June Fox-Roberts.

Luke Deely, 25, of Pontypridd, will appear before the Merthyr Magistrates’ Court on Friday (November 26).

Ms Fox-Roberts was found dead at her home in Llantwit Fardre on Sunday (November 21). Officers were called to the house in St Anne’s Drive after being approached by a concerned relative.

Police said there were no known links between the murder suspect and Ms. Fox-Roberts.

Announcing the charges, Detective Chief Inspector Darren George said: “I would like to reiterate my personal thanks to the local community for their support during the investigation. The charge against a 25-year-old local man is clearly an important development in the investigation. and I hope this gives some reassurance to the local community.

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“I can also confirm that there is currently no known connection between June and the accused.

“I again urge people not to speculate on social media. My thoughts remain with June and her family who we continue to support with specially trained agents.”

Fox-Roberts’ family released a statement earlier this week saying they were “utter shock” at her death.

“Her murder will never make sense to us,” they said. “She was a kind-hearted, generous woman who was never happier than when she was around her family and friends.

“She loved her family dearly and we will never be the same. We are heartbroken. Please respect our privacy and allow us to grieve and come to terms with what happened.”

Police have asked the public to provide information or footage that could aid the investigation through an online portal here.

Alternatively, members of the public may contact police on 101 quoting Incident *408848.

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