A Tesco pharmacist accused of supplying the wrong drugs to a cancer patient, who later died, faces prosecution under the Medicine Act and will go on trial next year.

Elizabeth Lee, who worked at the Tesco superstore in Windsor at the time of the allegations, will face trial next April in Reading Crown Court.

Lee denies supplying a medicinal product with false or misleading labels or markings but could face up to two years in jail if convicted.

Cancer sufferer Carmel Sheller died last August, having collapsed just minutes after taking a lethal dose of drugs intended to treat heart disease, according to the Daily Mail.

Lee was charged following a police investigation, although many such cases are handled by the regulatory body overseeing medicine and healthcare products rather than the Crown Prosecution Service.