Daughter and son-in-law in court over Forest Town garden bodies

The BBC's Ben Ando describes what happened in court

Related Stories

The daughter and son-in-law of a couple found buried in a garden have appeared in court charged with their murders.

The remains, believed to be William and Patricia Wycherley, were found in the back garden of a house in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on 9 October.

Police said tests showed the couple, who disappeared in 1998, had been shot.

Susan Edwards and husband Christopher Edwards, both of no fixed address, were remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday.

Garden in Blenheim Close Police said William and Patricia Wycherley "were known to be quite reclusive"

Formal identification is yet to be confirmed but detectives believe the remains are those of Mr and Mrs Wycherley, who lived at the house in Blenheim Close in Forest Town in the 1990s.

Mr and Mrs Edwards were arrested in London on Wednesday evening on suspicion of the murders, police said.

During a short hearing at Nottingham Magistrates' Court, Mrs Edwards, 55 and her husband, 57, spoke only to confirm their names, ages and address.

The court heard they are jointly charged with the murders of Mr and Mrs Wycherley between 1 May 1998 and 31 May of the same year.

No application for bail was made and both defendants were remanded in custody.

Police said Mr and Mrs Wycherley "were known to be quite reclusive".

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Nottingham



Min. Night 13 °C


  • Nigel Farage (left) and Douglas CarswellWho's next?

    The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

  • President Barack Obama pauses during a press conference on 28 August.'No strategy'

    Obama's gaffe on Islamic State reveals political truth

  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea

  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.