TWO people will appear in the crown court next month charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body.

Eirys Brett, 31, and her partner Mark Watson, 46, appeared at Llandrindod Wells Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 11, where the case against them was immediately sent to the crown court.

Miss Brett and Mr Watson, who live at the same address, each face a single, identical charge in that on June 15, 2019, at Pentremoel, Aberedw, near Builth Wells, they prevented the lawful and decent burial of the dead body of Donald Brett, understood to be Brett's father.


The charge is indictable only and can only be heard in the higher court. As such no pleas were entered.

Brett, who was dressed in a skirt and dark jacket with her long hair down, spoke only to confirm her name and address, as did Watson, who wore his grey hair in a ponytail and and was dressed in a grey jumper.

Magistrates adjourned the case and the defendants will next appear at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on June 8.