Brynmawr man guilty of Abergavenny manslaughter


A jury at Newport Crown Court has found Gareth Jenkins of Brynmawr guilty of the manslaughter, after a trial into the circumstances surrounding the death of Harry Towers from Abergavenny.

During the trial, the court heard that Mr Towers died after an incident outside a public house in Abergavenny in October 2010. The jury found Mr Jenkins not guilty of murder in relation to the incident.

John Williams, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said:

"This was a tragic case which presented a number of complex legal issues and challenges. A strong partnership between Gwent Police and CPS teams helped us to deal with those challenges as investigations into the case progressed.

"We hope that today's verdict may bring some measure of comfort to those close to Harry Towers."