THE trial of a man accused of murdering his wife at the chip shop they ran together has been put back until November.

Geoffrey Bran was due to stand trial at Swansea Crown Court last week accused of murder of his wife, Mavis Bran.

However, due to ill health, the trial - which was expected to last two weeks - has been put back.

Bran, 70, has been released on conditional bail until that time, having previously been remanded in custody since being charged with murder.

His wife Mavis, 69, was critically injured at The Chipoteria - the chip shop they ran together – at Hermon, Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire, on October 23 last year.

She suffered serious burns and was transferred to Morriston Hospital in Swansea where she died six days later.

The couple had previously run the former Tudor Restaurant in Cardigan town centre (now Dragon’s Wine Bar).