Couple admit burying parents in garden

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A woman and her husband have admitted burying her parents in the back garden of their home nearly 16 years ago.

Susan Edwards, 55, and her husband Christopher, 57, both deny murdering William and Patricia Wycherley, who were thought to have moved to Morecambe in 1998.

At Nottingham Crown Court, they pleaded guilty to obstructing the coroner in the execution of his duty and theft of a credit balance.

The Wycherleys vanished from their home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998.

Police launched a murder investigation after two sets of human remains were recovered from the garden of the home in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, last October.

Post-mortem examinations showed both had been shot.

Nottinghamshire Police said DNA testing had formally identified the remains as those of Mr and Mrs Wycherley, who would now be 101 and 79 respectively.

On Friday, they admitted burying the bodies in the garden at Blenheim close between May 2 and May 10, 1998.

They also pleaded guilty to a further charge of stealing a credit balance from a Halifax Bank account between 4 May 1998 and 31 October 2013.

They are due to go on trial for murder on June 4.A former neighbour of the dead couple said they “kept themselves to themselves...and never went out a lot”.Brett Wilson said: “You would never see them chatting.”