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Mansfield couple found guilty of murdering parents

Susan and Christopher Edwards have been convicted of murdering her parents. The bodies of William and Patricia Wycherley were discovered in the back garden of a house on Blenheim Close at Forest Town in Mansfield last October.

They were murdered 15 years before, in May 1998. Susan Edwards had admitted manslaughter but denied murder. More to follow.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Adlington says encouraging children to swim 'would overtake every achievement of career'

Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming but says she would like to stay involved in swimming and help bring on the next generation.

She said she wants to encourage children into the pool and hopes she can inspire youngsters to get into swimming.

"Would overtake every achievement of my career if I could get every child in Britain to swim."

The Olympic medallist went on to say Beijing 2008 was her career highlight. She also paid tribute to her coach Bill Furniss, saying her medals are his as well.

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Adlington confirms retirement

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has confirmed she is retiring from competitive swimming.

The 23-year-old's future has been the subject of much debate since she claimed two bronze medals at the London Olympics last summer.

At a press conference today in London, the Mansfield-born swimmer confirmed she was bringing to an end a glittering career that has brought her Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles.

I hate the word retire. I love swimming but as a competitive element and elite athlete I won't compete any more.

I'll always be swimming even when I am 90 years old.

– Rebecca Adlington
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