A 22-year-old man has denied murdering his girlfriend found dead in their flat.

Lauren Griffiths, 21, described as a "bubbly beautiful girl," was found dead in their flat in Cathays in Cardiff.

Her boyfriend Madog Llewellyn Rowlands, 22, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court today charged with Lauren's murder.

Appearing via video link from Cardiff Prison, he pleaded not guilty to murder.

Lauren Griffiths' body was found in a house in Cathays in April 2019. Madog Llewellyn Rowlands (left) appeared at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on October 31

After Lauren's death in April, her heartbroken family said: "We all miss Lauren so much, she truly was our ray of sunshine. Our lives have been torn apart."

Rowlands, from Wrexham, North Wales, will face a three-week trial in April 2020.

He was remanded in custody.