A man is suspected of murdering a pensioner is detained under the Mental Health Act. A man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering a 71-year old woman is being transferred from the prison to health services, police confirmed. The suspect was detained under suspicion of murder Wendy Buckney, an avid trainer of horses in her home on Tanycoed Road in Clydach, Swansea on Tuesday, the morning of.
South Wales Police officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. Meanwhile, the man, who is 55 years old, remains in police custody and is now being held pursuant to the Mental Health Act. The police arrived at the house at 8.20am on the morning of Tuesday 23 August and closed off the road as they were conducting an investigation. The work is still ongoing, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Davies said. “We have to deal with the aftermath of a tragic and painful tragedy,” he said. “The family continues to be helped by family liaison officers who are dedicated and I’d like to ask individuals to not speculate on social media during this difficult time for everyone involved.”
On Wednesday, Ms Buckney’s family posted a message of condolence to her. “As our family, we’re sad that our dearly loved aunt, sister and friend was taken from us so tragically,” they said. “Our family is devastated and we will be missing her for the rest of our lives. Please keep our privacy in mind and respect our wishes to mourn privately during this time of grief.”
The funeral was held just moments after a former student of Ms. Buckney at the Pen-y-Fedw Riding Centre in Morriston was able to reflect on her “beautiful” horses she maintained and the way the students she taught as family members. “Pen-y-Fedw stables were beautiful,” Zana Gergin, 22 years old, said. “It was a shack and she resided in an old house. There were, at least, 16 dogs. She had so many dogs , and she was a great mother to them. They were her life. She had a riding academy and had upwards of 25 horses. While I was there, it was awe-inspiring to witness how it all worked. There were lots of young girls in the school, and most of whom I developed relationships for the rest of my life with. Girls who were younger worked there during their summer vacation.”