Pamela Jackson death: Man denies murder

Pamela Jackson A post-mortem examination found Pamela Jackson died of head injuries

A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a County Durham woman whose body was found in West Yorkshire.

Pamela Jackson, 55, was last seen at her Chester-le-Street home on 2 March.

Following an extensive search, her remains were located in a shallow grave on moorland near Ripponden. She had suffered head injuries.

Her partner, Adrian Muir, 50, of Calder Terrace, Halifax, denied murder during an appearance via video-link at Newcastle Crown Court.

He will go on trial in August.

The mother of three and grandmother of four was reported missing by one of sons.

Officers from Durham and West Yorkshire Police were involved in the search along with specialist marine units and mountain rescue volunteers.

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