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Relatives on Mansfield garden murder charge

Bodies found buried in a garden in Mansfield Credit: PA

The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly couple found buried in their own back garden in Nottinghamshire have appeared in court charged with their murders.

Susan Edwards, 55, and Christopher Edwards, 57, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.

The pair, who spoke only to confirm their names, are accused of murdering William and Patricia Wycherley, who disappeared from their home in Mansfield in 1998.

They will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on December 23.

Adlington 'determined to enjoy' I'm a Celeb


I'm excited to confirm that I'm going in the jungle! I've just blogged about it here - #Readytojungle

Rebecca Adlington, the four times Olympic medalist from Mansfield who will be taking part in this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! has blogged to say she is "determined to enjoy" the experience.

The 24-year-old has written that she |didn't have to think twice" when she was asked to participate on the show:

"I hope you all tune in and enjoy the show, I'm determined to enjoy it and I'm sure my competitive nature will come out at times!"


Rebecca Adlington 'daunted' by jungle experience

Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington said that heading for the jungle for ITV's I'm a Celebrity is going to be one of the toughest challenges of her life.

Speaking ahead of the show she said: “The daunting thing for me is the mixture of everything – you are starving, not sleeping very well and trying to cope with the boredom.

Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington Credit: ITV press office

“Normally with an athlete, you can prepare for everything. You can’t control the race but you can train to the best of your ability.

“The jungle is a lot tougher because you have no clue how to handle it and you don’t know who the other people are. Nobody has ever lived in a jungle and done all the trials before and so at least we are on a level playing field in that sense!”

Rebecca Adlington heads to the jungle for I'm a Celeb

Mansfield's four times Olympic medalist Rebecca Adlington has been announced as one of this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestants.

Rebecca Adlington and the I'm a Celebrity contestants Credit: ITV press office

Rebecca joins Fresh Prince actor Alfonso Ribeiro and TOWIE's Joey Essex in the jungle.

The series starts on ITV on Sunday at 9pm.

Read: Rebecca Adlington announces retirement

Pathologist reveals buried Mansfield couple were shot

A couple found buried in the back garden of a home in Mansfield were killed by gunshot, forensic tests have confirmed.

The remains of the pair - believed to be elderly couple William and Patricia Wycherley who disappeared from the house in 1998 - were found in the garden of the house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, on October 9 following a tip-off.

A 55-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man - named by the Press Association as the couple's daughter Susan Edwards and son-in-law Christopher - today remain in custody being questioned over their couple's murder.

Daughter and son-in-law arrested after remains found

The daughter of an elderly couple who disappeared in the 90s has been arrested on suspicion of their murder, the Press Association has reported.

Susan Edwards, aged 55, and her husband Christopher, 57, are suspected of killing William and Patricia Wycherley, whose remains were found buried in the garden of their former home in Mansfield last month.

The house in Forest Town, Mansfield, where remains were found
The house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield, where remains were found Credit: ITV News Central

The pair were arrested at St Pancras International railway station in London on Wednesday night.

Nottinghamshire Police have so far refused to confirm the identities of the couple arrested.


Two arrested in Forest Town murder inquiry

Nottinghamshire police have arrested a 57-year-old man and 55-year-old woman on suspicion of murdering a Mansfield couple in 1998.

The arrests follows the discovery of two bodies in a quiet cul-de-sac in Mansfield on 9 October 2013.

The bodies have yet to be formally identified but police believe the remains are that of elderly couple William and Patricia Wycherley, who lived at the house in the 1990s and, according to neighbours, disappeared in 1998.

Police have been investigating the discovery of two bodies buried in the garden of a house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town Credit: PA Wire

Police seek information on Mansfield couple

The detective leading a murder inquiry into the disappearance of an elderly couple in Mansfield has urged anyone who may have known them to get in contact with the police. William and Patricia Wycherley, who would now be aged 100 and 79, disappeared in 1998.

While we have learned some things about Bill [William], also known as Geoff, little is known about Pat. We believe her maiden name was Moore. Are you a relation of her, or were you friends with a Patricia Moore, who we believe was born in Fulham? If so, call us.

The historic nature of the inquiry means it is a long and complex process. But we are determined to get to the bottom of who was buried in the garden, how they got there and for what reason.

– Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin, Nottinghamshire Police

Mansfield bodies have ‘distinctive features’

The bodies were discovered in Blenheim Close in Forest Town Credit: ITV News Central

Nottinghamshire Police, who are investigating the remains of two bodies found buried in a back garden in Mansfield, say a bone analysis ‘further supports’ their theory that they are those of Patricia and William Wycherley.

Detectives are urging anyone who knew Patricia Wycherley, formerly known as Patricia Moore, to get in touch after an anthropologist report revealed the remains have ‘distinctive features’, which Mrs Wycherley had.

The analysis showed the first set of remains were most likely that of a well-built white woman, who was aged 40 or older and 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins tall.

The report also found that a second set of remains are believed to have belonged to a man who was older than 60, well-built and between 5ft 7ins to 5ft 9ins tall.

The force has now launched a murder inquiry into the case to discover what happened to the Wycherleys, an elderly couple who lived at the property during the 1990s.

Police confirmed that a formal identification may take some time. While the results from a Home Office post-mortem examination, conducted on Friday 11 October, to establish cause of death, are yet to be released.

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