A chip shop owner has been arrested over the tragic death of his wife killed by burning fat just months after the pair came out of retirement to start their roadside village cafe.
Mavis Bran, 69, died after suffering burns at the chip shop she ran with her husband Geoff, 70, in west Wales, UK.
She was rushed to a specialist burns unit at hospital but died six days later on October 29, a spokeswoman for Dyfed Powys Police said.
“A 70-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail whilst the investigation is ongoing.”
Former pub landlady Mavis died after suffering severe burns to more than 30 per cent of her body.
The couple ran the chip shop from a cabin which he built in a roadside yard next door to their house and were previously property developers.
“She was a real good woman and it is a terrible tragedy,” one neighbour said.
Police investigating her death are appealing for lunchtime customers from the day she was injured to come forward.
“She was a lovely lady, it is very tragic,” Carmarthenshire Councillor Iron Jones said.
“She was such a warm-hearted lady who would do anything for anyone,” a friend who did not want to be named said.