A man has appeared in court today accused of kidnapping two teenagers at a remote location near Llechryd.

Kyle Poole, aged 26, appeared at Swansea crown court for a plea and case management hearing before Judge Keith Thomas.

He denied kidnapping a boy and a girl on February 8.

He also denied entering a property in an isolated spot with intent to cause the occupant grievous bodily harm and at the time being armed with two knives and a Samurai sword.

Poole, of 23 Chamberlain Gardens, Stockport, near Manchester, is being held in custody and will next appear in court on July 16.