York & North Yorkshire

Husband of Melsonby postmistress denies murder charge

Diana and Robin Garbutt
Image caption Robin Garbutt's trial is due to start in October

The husband of a postmistress who was found dead at her village store has pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Diana Garbutt, 40, was found dead in the upstairs living quarters of Melsonby Post Office, in East Road, North Yorkshire, on 23 March.

Robin Garbutt, 44, pleaded not guilty at Teeside Crown Court to the murder charge and was remanded in custody.

Mr Garbutt was ordered to appear again on October 4 when a trial expected to last three weeks is due to start.

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