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

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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.

Image caption 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".

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