POST Office killer Robin Garbutt will return to court in a bid to clear his name in six weeks’ time.

His attempt to overturn his conviction for the murder of his wife Diana will get underway at the Court of Appeal in London on May 15.

She was found dead at their home, the Post Office in Melsonby, near Richmond, in March 2010 and Garbutt, 45, was found guilty by a jury at Teesside Crown Cort a year ago.

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He was given a life sentence for what judge Mr Justice Openshaw called the “brutal, planned, cold-blooded murder of his wife as she lay sleeping in bed."

However the defence team, lead by barrister Jamie Hill QC, say they have new evidence which will clear his name.

Garbutt has always protested his innocence and has the support of his family/ His sister Sallie Wood of North Yorkshire claimed his imprisonment was a “terrible miscarriage of jusrtice.”

She added: “If there is any justice in the world Robin’s conviction will be quashed and he will walk free.

"My family has been devastated by the events of the last two years but we have all drawn strength from Robin, who despite being convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, has fought - and will continue to fight - to clear his name.

"Somewhere out there is the person – or persons – that murdered Di and who is to say they won’t do it again. We hope that whoever they are they will eventually be caught and brought to justice."