FOREST TOWN: Couple found buried in garden were shot, say police

Blenheim Close in Forest Town.

Blenheim Close in Forest Town.

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A couple found buried in a Forest Town back garden last month had been shot, tests have revealed.

Detectives disclosed the information on Friday following an examination of the remains by a Home Office pathologist.

Formal identification has yet to be confirmed, but police believe the remains - discovered on Blenheim Close on 9th October - are that of elderly couple William and Patricia Wycherley.

The Wycherleys lived at the house in the 1990s and, according to neighbours, disappeared in 1998.

A 57-year-old man and 55-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday evening. They remain in police custody today.