The trial of a Denbigh man who denies murder has been delayed.

Defendant Jason Liam Cooper, aged 28, of St Hilary's Terrace, was originally charged with attempting to murder Laura Jayne Stuart and wounding David Roberts with intent to cause him GBH following an incident in Denbigh town centre.

But Miss Stuart, 33, a mother of two, tragically died and he was then charged with her murder.

In October, he pleaded not guilty to murdering Miss Stuart on August 13, and wounding Mr Roberts with intent on August 12.

The original trial date was February 19.

But on Monday Mr Justice Clive Lewis put the trial back to start on March 5.

The defendant, who appeared at Mold Crown Court via a live television link from prison, was told that it was because other cases had over-run.

A statement issued by the family of Miss Stuart through the police at the time said they were devastated.

‘As a family, we are devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter, sister, auntie and above all mother to two wonderful children. She was a devoted family member and took great pride working as a support worker with vulnerable adults. She will be greatly missed by all that had the fortune to know her," the statement said.