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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 arrested over elderly couple found in garden

The daughter of an elderly couple found buried in the back garden of their home has been arrested on suspicion of their murder. Susan Edwards, 55, and her husband Christopher, 57, were arrested at St Pancras International railway station in London on Wednesday evening.

Nottinghamshire Police have refused to confirm the identities of the pair under arrest, but it is understood that they are the daughter of William and Patricia Wycherley and her husband.


Timeline: Two bodies found in Nottinghamshire garden

Police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of an elderly couple whose remains were found in a garden in Nottinghamshire earlier this month:

  • 9 October: Police find remains of two bodies in the back garden of a house in Mansfield after acting on new information about an incident that happened at the property in the 1990s.
  • 11 October: Neighbours say an elderly couple that lived in the home mysteriously disappeared in the 1990s.
  • 15 October: Nottinghamshire Police say they are confident the remains of are those of Patricia and William Wycherley, although they say formal identification is "difficult".
  • 15 October: The force launches a murder inquiry and appeals for information from the public.
  • 31 October: A 57-year-old man and 55-year-old woman are arrested on suspicion of murdering the couple in 1998.

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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

Mansfield manager given chairman's Aston Martin

John Radford Credit: PA

Mansfield Town's chairman has given his Aston Martin car to manager Paul Cox as a reward for beating Barrow 8-1.

Last March, The Blue Square Premier team won 7-0 when they played Barrow.

Paul Cox Credit: PA

Chairman John Radford vowed to hand over the keys to his 2-year-old prestige car if the club could do better when the two teams next played each other.

The car is worth around £80,000 and has been fitted with a personalised number plate.


Rebecca Adlington looks forward to a 'new chapter'

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has thanked all those who have supported her throughout her career.

In a series of tweets and in a longer article on her website Rebecca thanked, "all my swimming teaches/coaches when I was young. You made it so much fun!"

In a statement connected to her retirement she also said, "To everyone in Mansfield who has believed in me from day one. It will always be my home. I'm a proud Mansfield girl!!"


Obviously I have announced the end of my competitive swimming career. Sad in many ways but also so exciting. New chapter of my life begins!


Thank you so everyone who supported me! Too many to thank in 140 characters so all said here...


Its been an incredible journey, one I will treasure and remember for the rest of my life. Thank you x

Rebecca Adlington 'will stay involved in swimming'

Speaking to ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, Rebecca Adlington has said she will stay involved with swimming as she retires from competition.

She said; "swimming is my passion, it's been that since I was young. Since i was four years old, getting in the pool I just absolutely loved it. I want to stay involved with that in all levels."

The double Olympic champion also explained why she is retiring at just 23-years-old saying, "women tend to be four years younger then men [on the team] and especially for my event, for distance swimming you are a lot younger."

Seb Coe hails Rebecca Adlington's 'remarkable' career

Becky Adlington's unforgettable success in Beijing inspired a generation to get in the pool and swim. Her down to earth personality and remarkable career achievements have made her a national treasure. Becky's vision for the future of grass roots swimming in this country will create a wonderful legacy from one of our greatest Olympians. I have no doubt this vision will be pursued with the same drive, dedication and determination as Becky consistently displayed in the pool.

– British Olympic Association Chair Lord Sebastian Coe
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