Pamela Jackson case

A man accused of killing his former partner has been sentenced to 18 years for the manslaughter of Pamela Jackson. The body of Ms Jackson, from Chester-le-Street was found in a shallow grave in West Yorkshire in May.

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Man faces moor grave murder trial

The trial of a man accused of murdering a woman from County Durham, whose body was found in a shallow grave on moorland, has begun.

55-year-old Pamela Jackson disappeared from her home in Chester-le-Street in March.

Her body was found 100 miles away on moorland near the M62 in West Yorkshire.

The grandmother's boyfriend Adrian Muir, from Halifax, was charged with her murder before the body was discovered.

He denies murder and has gone on trial today at Newcastle Crown Court.

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