A 40-year-old Pontarddulais man appeared at Swansea Crown Court today accused of attempting to murder a pensioner in her own home.

Jeffrey Lloyd, of Teilo Street, attended a plea and trial preparation hearing before Judge Keith Thomas.

Lloyd denied attempting to murder 72 year old Ruth Yandle at her home in Garnswllt Road on January 9. He also denied charges of robbery and assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Lloyd was told a two day trial would begin on June 24.

He was further remanded in custody until then.