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Three plead guilty to Tregaron man's illegal burial

Three women have pleaded guilty to preventing the lawful and decent burial of a farmer.

Geoffrey Sturdey was aged 60 when he was last seen alive in October 2008 at his farm in Tregaron, Ceredigion.

His body was discovered by police in 2012 following 'concern' from the Department of Work & Pensions.

His widow Rebekah Sturdey, 56, originally from Iran; admitted conspiring to covering up the death and carrying out the burial.

Mr Sturdey's carer Boque Ore Adie, 43, originally from South Africa; and Karmel Adie, 24, also pleaded guilty to the same charges.

The prosecution accepted a not guilty plea from Boqer-Ore Adie's daughter Hazel Adie, 20.

Sturdey and Boqer-Ore Adie admitted fraud by failing to notify authorities they were in receipt of disability allowance and pension credits in the farmer's name.The court heard Sturdey and Boqer-Ore Adie had claimed £21,700 in disability allowance and £36,000 in pension credits.

Boqer-Ore Adie claimed a further £9,400 in carer's allowance and £10,100 in income support for Mr Sturdey.

'More help' for those at high risk of breast cancer

A Welsh woman says more needs to be done to help those who discover they have a high risk of getting breast cancer.

Abi Davies from Tregaron says she felt alone after finding out she had the BRCA gene, which gave her a 85% chance of getting breast cancer and 40% of getting ovarian cancer.

She chose to have a preventative double mastectomy, but still believes it's a taboo subject.

Now Abi and other women have come together to pose in a 'Calendar Girls'-style photoshoot. She hopes it will raise money for the helpline that helped her, while also raising awareness of mastectomies.

Your Health Wales: Breast cancer fight

Doctors examine an X-ray image Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

As part of our series 'Your Health Wales' we'll be featuring the story of Abigail Davies from Tregaron, who made the decision to have her breasts removed after discovering she had an 85% chance of getting breast cancer.

Now she's trying to raise awareness about the disease by taking part in a 'Calendar Girls'-style photoshoot with other women who've had a mastectomy.


Four women appear in court over Tregaron burial charges

Four women have appeared in court charged with not allowing a body to be given a proper burial.

The last confirmed sighting of Geoffrey Howard Sturdey, from Tregaron, Ceredigion, was in October 2008.

He was aged 60 at the time.

The investigation follows the discovery of the remains of a man, thought to be Mr Sturdey, on a remote smallholding near Tregaron.

Today's hearing took place before magistrates in Haverfordwest.

Rebekah Sturdey aged 56, and Boque Ore Adie, aged 43, have been remanded in custody accused of benefit fraud of more than £60,000.

Hazel Adie, aged 20 and Karmel Adie, aged 25, were released on bail.

All four are due before Swansea Crown Court on July 5.

Four in court in relation to missing man

Four people have been charged in connection with a missing man. Geoffrey Sturdey was 60 when he went missing, officers say the last independent sighting of him was in October 2008.

Dyfed-Powys Police say Rebekah Sturdey (56), Boque Ore Adie (43), Hazel Adie (20) and Karmel Adie (25) have been charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial of a person they believe to be Mr Sturdey.

Two of them have also been charged with offenses under the Fraud Act.

They are expected to appear before magistrates on Monday.