The trial of a 24-year-old man accused of murdering Marlow widow, Tina Choules, has been delayed a further six months.

Tautvydas Narbutas, of Chiltern Avenue, was due to stand trial at Reading Crown Court on April 26 however the date has now been moved to October 2 – more than a year since Mrs Choules’ death.

Court staff said the date was moved at the request of the defence.

Mr Narbutas was charged with murder and two counts of attempted section 18 GBH – wounding with intent – in July last year.

The 81-year-old was found dead on her lawn in Ragmans Lane, Marlow Bottom, in the same month.