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Cardigan woman accused of blackmail

A CARDIGAN woman has gone on trial today accused of blackmail.

Linda Mary Thomas, aged 61, is accused of demanding with menaces £20,000 in October, 2015, from a man who cannot be named because of a court order.

Thomas, of Briscwm Cottages, has entered a plea of not guilty.

A jury has been sworn in at Swansea Crown Court and will begin hearing the evidence tomorrow (Mar 15).