The man who was charged with murder after a 23-year-old was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve is the heir to a pie empire worth £230 million, it has been revealed.
William Bush was found with injuries at around 11.30am on December 24 last year in a house on Cardiff’s Chapel Street.
Armed police descended on the property, near Llangaff Cathedral, but he later died.
On December 27, Dylan Thomas was charged with Will’s murder, and he appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court the following day.
Thomas, also 23, is the grandson of Sir Gilbert Stanley Thomas, who grew the baking business Peter’s Pies into one of Wales’s largest employers alongside his brother Peter.
According to the Sun, Thomas had attended the private Cathedral School in Llandaff with his best friend Will – not far from where the stabbing took place last Christmas.
Two years later, Thomas reportedly moved into a terraced house close to the school which was owned by his grandparents and Welsh rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards, and Will moved in with him shortly afterwards.
In a statement after his death, Will’s family said they were ‘absolutely devastated’.
They said: ‘This week our beloved Will was taken away from us in such a cruel and indescribable way.
‘Will was such a loyal, funny and caring son, brother and boyfriend.’
Peter’s Pies began in the 1950s as a small bakery in Merthyr Tydfil run by Stanley and Peter’s father, who was also named Stanley.
He passed down the business to his sons after he retired in 1986, and it was sold to Grand Metropolitan in 1988 for £75million.
Sir Stanley was knighted in 2006 for services to business.
Thomas is due to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on February 2. (Metro)