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Fairbourne Christmas wife murder accused faces June trial

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Image caption Thomas Bryan (right) has been remanded in custody by a judge at Mold Crown Court

A 75-year-old man accused of murdering his wife on Christmas Day will stand trial in June.

Thomas Bryan was further remanded in custody after a hearing at Mold Crown Court.

His 74-year-old wife Vivienne died at a bungalow on Francis Avenue, Fairbourne, Gwynedd.

During the eight-minute video-link appearance at the court, Mr Bryan spoke only to confirm his name, age and nationality.

He is expected to enter a plea to a single charge of murder at a hearing on 20 March.

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Image caption Police were called to Francis Avenue on Christmas Day

Judge Rhys Rowlands agreed to the provisional trial date at Caernarfon Crown Court.

North Wales police has said in a statement: "The family of Vivienne are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of a loved family member."

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