A WOMAN today appeared in court charged with murdering a 57-year-old man in a sleepy village.

Police were scrambled to Elliots Town in Gwent, South Wales, after Richard Ash was found unresponsive.

He couldn't be saved and was later declared dead following the horror at around 12.30am on Sunday.

Rebecca Louise Press, 31, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court today charged with murder.

She is also accused of assaulting a woman on the same day.

Pink-haired Press spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address during the hearing.

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She was remanded in custody ahead of a plea hearing at the same court on August 17.

Gwent Police said: "We were called to an address in Elliots Town, Caerphilly, at around 00.30am on Sunday, July 17, after a man was found unresponsive.

"Officers attended along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service who confirmed that a 57-year-old man had died.

"His next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers."

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