A MAN is accused of murdering his wife including claims he hit her with a mallet.

Peter Maher, 59, is charged with attacking Asda supermarket worker Jeanna Maher at a house in Drumchapel on September 26 2018.

The accusation features allegations he bound the 51 year-old's wrists and ankles with ligatures as well as repeatedly striking her with a mallet or similar item.

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Maher is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice after the alleged killing.

This includes a claim that he cleaned blood at the house and changed his clothes.

He is further accused of assaulting his wife on various occasions between January 2012 until the day before the alleged killing.

The charge states – amongst several claims – that he punched her as well as threw a mobile phone and remote control at her.

Iain McSporran QC, defending, pleaded not guilty on his behalf during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.

Lady Stacey did not set a trial and the case was instead adjourned until June.