Man and woman arrested over Forest Town deaths

A general view of a police tent in the garden of a house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, near Mansfield, where the remains of two people have been found.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 11, 2013. See PA story POLICE Remains. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A general view of a police tent in the garden of a house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, near Mansfield, where the remains of two people have been found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 11, 2013. See PA story POLICE Remains. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Mansfield couple in 1998.

It follows the discovery of human remains buried in the back garden of a house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, on Wednesday, 9th October.

While formal identification has yet to be confirmed, police believe the remains are that of elderly couple William and Patricia Wycherley, who lived at the house in the 1990s and, according to neighbours, disappeared in 1998.

The arrested 57-year-old man and 55-year-old woman remain in police custody in Nottinghamshire today, Thursday 31st October, for questioning.