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Accused 'hid body of ex-wife inside bed'

By Claire Hayhurst

A "jealous" man murdered his ex-wife and then hid her body inside her bed – where it lay undiscovered for three weeks, a court heard.

Daniel Spencer (59) allegedly killed his former spouse Jane Wiggett (57) at her home in Cheltenham, Gloucester on July 24 last year.

Bristol Crown Court heard the father-of-two placed the petite grandmother's body inside her bed, with pillows and blankets tucked around her.

A search party of friends and family gained entry to Ms Wiggett's home two days later, after becoming concerned when she failed to turn up for appointments.

They looked around the property on Mendip Road, but did not spot the body as it was so well hidden beneath the "carefully" made bed, a jury heard.

As weeks went on, suspicions began to build and Ms Wiggett was reported missing to police on August 15 – with officers discovering her body the following day.

Spencer denies murder.

The trial continues.

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