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Property developer Peter Morgan, 54, allegedly strangled Georgina Symonds, 25, with twine after paying her a monthly wage, Newport Crown Court heard

Property developer Peter Morgan allegedly strangled mum-of-one Georgina Symonds with twine he took from his workshop before driving her body away in his £52,000 Porsche.

Georgina Symonds was throttled with twine after being given her monthly wage, the court was told

Morgan had been in a three year relationship with Georgina the court heard

Morgan a married father of two from Lianellen, near Abergavenny, South Wales, had been in a three-year relationship with Georgina, 25, the court heard.

Prosecutor William Hughes QC told the court she worked as a burlesque dancer, but later as a high-end prostitute.

Mr Hughes said: "The murder of Georgina Symonds was pre-meditated and well planned by Peter Morgan.

The 25-year-old was a trained beautician

The court was told the alleged victim had begun working as a high-end prostitute

Georgina was being paid between £7,000 and £10,000 -a-month by Morgan the court heard.

The jury of eight men and four women heard Georgina worked as an escort after first becoming a pole dancer.

"Georgina does not disclose other work that she undertook.

"It's in her career as an escort she met Peter Morgan as a client.

"There was no exclusivity at this stage she saw other clients and he would use other escorts.

"But the relationship developed from being professional to something a bit more than that.

"He would lavish her with gifts and spend a lot of money on her.

"There came a point when he did not want her to see other clients and began paying her between £7,000 and £10,000 a month and put her up to live in a property he owned."

Morgan denied murder. The trial at Newport Crown Court is expected to last three weeks.

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