Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Two in court over bodies in garden

Two people will appear in court on murder charges concerning remains found in the back garden of a house.

The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly couple found buried in their own back garden are due to appear in court charged with their murders.

William and Patricia Wycherley disappeared from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998 but police launched a murder investigation after discovering two sets of human remains in the garden of the couple's old house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield, in October.

The Wycherley's daughter Susan Edwards, 55, and her husband Christopher Edwards, 57, have been charged with two counts of murder and are due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court later for a preliminary hearing.

The remains - discovered in the garden after a tip-off - have not been formally identified but officers believe them to be those of Mr and Mrs Wycherley, who would now be 100 and 79 respectively.

Mr and Mrs Edwards, of no fixed address, were arrested in London on October 30 and were remanded in custody at a court hearing earlier this month.

A provisional trial date has been set for June 2, next year.

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