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Hendon woman in court over disappearance of baby last seen in 2004

A women charged in connection with the disappearance of a baby who has not been seen for more than 11 years has been remanded in custody.

Human remains were found at a property in Fryent Crescent Credit: Google Street View

Victoria Gayle, 31, of no fixed address, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial and perverting the course of justice.

She was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on July 8

An investigation was launched by detectives over the disappearance of a baby born in Barnet in 2004.

During a search of a property in Fryent Crescent, Hendon, human remains – believed to be that of a child – were found.

A post-mortem could not establish the cause of death, with further tests which could take weeks to be carried out.

A 50-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preventing a lawful and decent burial have been bailed until July.