AN expert neuro-pathologist's opinion is still awaited over an East Lancashire shopkeeper's death, a court heard.

Prosecutors say no decision can yet be taken over further charges, over the death of Harry Morris, who was found collapsed at his S&B greengrocers in Water Street, Earby.

Hayley Fullalove, 49, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Morris and robbery, over an incident which took place between Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4.

Paul Brookwell, prosecuting, told Burnley Crown Court a full post mortem report was still awaited from Home Office pathologist Phillip Lumb and no cause of death had been established.

An expert opinion was also awaited from Dr Daniel Du Plessis, a leading neuro-pathologist, to determine whether Mr Morris had suffered a brain injury after a 'scuffle' with Fullalove.

No pleas were entered by the defendant, who appeared via a video link and gave her name as 'Fulleylove'. A provisional trial date was set to for November 25 and she was remanded in custody by Judge Sara Dodd.

Defence counsel Iain Simkin said a bail application may be forthcoming, depending on whether any decision was taken by the prosecution on further charges.