York & North Yorkshire

Delay to trial of postmistress murder charge husband

Diana and Robin Garbutt
Image caption Robin Garbutt's trial was due to start on 4 October

A man accused of murdering his postmistress wife will go on trial next year, a judge has ruled.

Robin Garbutt, 45, denies killing his wife Diana, 40, whose body was found in their home above Melsonby Post Office in North Yorkshire in March.

His trial was originally due to start on Monday but last week a judge granted him bail and said a new date would have to be fixed.

Garbutt attended Teesside Crown Court for a three-minute hearing.

He spoke only to confirm his name.

The court heard a trial date had now been fixed for 21 March next year.

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