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Pensioner on sex charges collapses in court

Reginald Gill Credit: ITV News Wales

A pensioner who set up as an alternative medicine practitioner as a cover to molest women collapsed minutes before being sentenced at Swansea Crown Court.

Reginald Gill, 77, claimed he could diagnose cancer using a bizarre, entirely unscientific probe.He was found guilty of nine sex offences and two fraud charges at Swansea Crown Court at the start of last month.

Today he was discovered by a court usher slumped over his scooter, apparently from ill health. Paramedics were called to the court and Gill was taken to hospital. The court was told later that the pensioner would be kept in overnight for observation. The sentencing was adjourned until April 10.

Jury shown jumper that was allegedly worn during attack

A forensic study was carried out on a jumper, allegedly worn by John Mason Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

A jury in the trail of John Mason, accused of killing a West Wales grandmother in her own home, has heard how a jumper worn by Mason had the blood of his alleged victim on it.

66 year-old Angelika Dries-Jenkins was found dead on her dinning room floor at her Narberth home in June last year.

This afternoon, the court heard evidence from forensic scientist Martin Whittaker.

Mr Whittaker told the jury that he carried out a forensic study on a jumper that was allegedly worn by John Mason during the attack on Angelika Dries-Jenkins.

Giving evidence Mr Whittaker said he found blood and DNA belonging to both Angelika Dries-Jenkins and John Mason on the jumper.

The court was told that the chances of the blood and DNA belonging to anyone other than John Mason and Angelika Dries-Jenkins were "one in a billion."

The prosecution claim that Mason discarded the jumper in a car park bin in Haverfordwest shortly after the pensioners murder.

Earlier today the court had heard how Angelika Dries-Jenkins was killed by 10 or more blows to the head with a blunt object.

Pathologist Dr Derek James told the court how Ms Dries-Jenkins suffered a number of skull fractures caused by the use of "substantial force."

55 year old John Mason, from Llandissillio, is accused of torturing Angelika Dries-Jenkins for her bank car pin number before brutally murdering her. He is also accused of withdrawing close to a thousand pounds from his alleged victims bank account to fund a wedding he had planned with his fiancé

Mason denies murder and robbery and the case at Swansea Crown Court continues.

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