ITV Tyne Tees reporter Gregg Easteal is tweeting from inside the court:
"Lisa French tells inquest after going to Australia with PC Rathband he then told her he wanted to try a 3 month reconciliation with his wife."
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There are 66 candidates standing in the Tyne and Wear area in the General Election on June 8
Richard Vincent, 32, of Southmead Avenue in Blakelaw, was last seen in Newcastle city centre near to Spital Tounges.
There are 32 candidates standing in the Tees Valley area for the 2017 General Election