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Schoolgirl Cerys Potter unlawfully killed, inquest rules

Cerys Potter died while white-water rafting in Turkey in 2010 Credit: Terry Potter

An inquest into the death of Welsh schoolgirl Cerys Potter has ruled that she was unlawfully killed, with gross negligence a contributing factor.

The nine-year-old, from Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan, died while white-water rafting on the Dalaman river in Turkey four years ago.

Four people from the rafting company have been found guilty of reckless killing and sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison each.

Llancarfan church celebrates restored murals

The intricate early 16th Century reredos screen has been restored Credit: Church in Wales

A 500 year-old mural in the small Vale church of St Cadoc's in Llancarfan will be celebrated at an event later this evening.

It will mark more than four years of major conservation work in the church.

The intricate early 16th Century screen has been returned to its former glory by a team of three specialists over the last six months.

The work included the discovery and restoration of Medieval wall paintings of the St George and the Dragon and the Seven Deadly Sins.

The project was generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Wales, among others.

Conservator Hugh Harrison says, 'Canopy work like the reredos at Llancarfan can be found in the choir in almost every cathedral and major church in England and Wales, but none of these grand arrays of woodwork are coloured and gilded as at Llancarfan.'

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15th century screen at Llancarfan church restored

The conservation work has attracted visits from around the world. Credit: Church in Wales

A conserved screen in the small Vale of Glamorgan church of St Cadoc’s, Llancarfan, will be unveiled next week.

The gilded early 15th Century reredos is described as extraordinarily intricate.

The Church in Wales says it's been painstakingly returned to former glory by a team of three specialists, over the last six months.

It says the mystery remains as to why a work of the magnificence of the reredos is tucked away in a village church like St Cadoc’s.

One theory is that it began life elsewhere and only moved to Llancarfan when it was 200 years-old, in the mid 1600s.

The end of four years of conservation work at the church, which included the discovery and restoration of Medieval wall paintings of St George and the Dragon and the Seven Deadly Sins, will be marked with a Celebration Evening.