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Two in court over missing couple
The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly couple who were shot dead and buried in their back garden more than a decade ago are to appear in court today charged with the murders.
William and Patricia Wycherley, who would now be aged 100 and 79 respectively, disappeared from Mansfield in 1998.
Following a tip-off to police, officers discovered two sets of remains buried in the back garden of a house in Blenheim Close in Forest Town, Mansfield, on October 9.
Formal identification has yet to be confirmed, but police believe the remains are that of Mr and Mrs Wycherley, who lived at the house in the 1990s and, according to neighbours, disappeared in 1998.
Their daughter Susan Patricia Edwards, 55, and her husband Christopher John Edwards, 57, were last night each charged with two counts of murder, Nottinghamshire Police said.
The pair, of no fixed address, were arrested at St Pancras International railway station in London on Wednesday evening on suspicion of the murders.
Following a post-mortem examination of the two sets of remains, a Home Office pathologist determined both died as a result of being shot, a police spokeswoman said.
Mr and Mrs Edwards were held in police custody ahead of their appearance at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.