Dewani 'suffering from acute stress'

The businessman accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife while on honeymoon in South Africa missed an extradition hearing because he was too stressed to attend, a court was told.

Shrien Dewani, 31, from Bristol, has been diagnosed as having an acute stress disorder and a depressive adjustment disorder which, City of Westminster magistrates' court agreed, meant he was in no state to attend.

Mr Dewani, who is on £250,000 bail in Britain, is facing several charges in South Africa, including conspiracy to murder and obstruction of justice. He denies the charges. The hearing was adjourned until 8 February.

Anni Dewani's body was found in an abandoned taxi in Cape Town. She had been shot.