20/06/2014 East Midlands Today


20/06/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.

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Police have described a husband and wife, who murdered her parents,

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Susan and Christopher Edwards shot dead her elderly parents so they

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could get their hands on thdir money ` after believing they had been

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They literally got away with murder for 15 years, until jurors, today,

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The police found the remains of the elderly couple here in Forrest

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They had each been shot twice and wrapped in duvets.

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This is where the remains of William and Patricia Wycherley lay

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in their back garden grave undiscovered for 15 years.

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No one in this tiny cul`de`sac, or the wider world, suspected ` thing.

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Their daughter and son`in`l`w, Susan and Christopher Edwards,

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formerly of Dagenham, were today convicted of murder by

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They decided on their coursd of action, which was to travel to

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Mansfield, kill this elderlx couple who they knew would not be lissed,

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I would describe that as pretty cold and calculatdd.

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The police said that the Wycherleys, aged 85 and 63, were each shot twice

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A World War II, .38 Colt Commando revolver,

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Some of the bullets recoverdd from the grave.

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The police say that the shooting happened on thd May Day

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The Edwards say that they btried the Wycherleys the next weekend

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The grave had been dug in the daytime, by agreement,

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and the couple then sat and watched the television together.

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The Eurovision Song contest, they recall.

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They set their alarm for the early hours of the

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following morning so they could get up and bury the bodies.

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The day after the Bank Holiday shootings, Susan Edwards closed

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the Wycherleys' account at the Halifax in Mansfield.

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She set up a bogus joint account with her mother.

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The Wycherleys' pension money was paid in.

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In 2005, the Edwards forged the Wycherleys' signatures

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They sent Christmas cards to relatives to convince them that

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It is quite astonishing. In that particular area gunshot noises or

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someone digging the back garden to hide bodies seems very unbelievable.

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In one two`year period spending ?14,000 on memorabilia conndcted to

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She was a bit odd and he used to do all the shopping.

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He would say good morning very quietly.

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His wife was always a coupld of steps behind him.

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The Edwards fled to France for a year after the Pensions

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Authority asked to interview William Wycherley so he could get a 100th

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Christopher Edwards, running out of money, confessed to his stepmother

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They gave themselves up by e`mail and travelled back to

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They don't appear to have m`ny friends, they are not close to any

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other family members, they `re very isolated, they are very togdther.

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It seems that everything that they do is together

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In a statement, two of William Wycherleys' nieces said

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They had used their family to get their own way.

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Police say they had to smash a car window to rescue

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a toddler who was alone and crying in a vehicle this afternoon.

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Passers`by at Clay Cross in Derbyshire feared the

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18`month`old girl was overhdating as the windows were shut.

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Police say a 46`year`old man has been detained.

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It was just red and dehydrated and clearly upset and crying.

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Two women consoled it, give it a drink,

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and carried it into a social centre that was adjacent to the car park.

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The Prime Minister has been in Nottinghamshire today,

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pledging money to repair the region's potholes.

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David Cameron says Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Leicestershhre will

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share over ?9 million to fix more than 1,000 holes in our roads.

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Here is our chief news reporter Quentin Rayner.

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They are the bane of every road user's life, costing millions

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Left unfilled, they fill politicians' mailbags

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Kimberly is blighted by the problem, so he met residents on Victoria

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Street who have been complahning about their roads for years.

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He has got his list, so he hs going to hand his list over.

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It really matters to hard`working people.

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I have lost count of the nulber of conversations I have had with

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people who have had to repahr their bike, motorcycle,

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But, because of the potholes, it is costing them money.

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Mr Cameron's concern was appreciated.

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It is really good that he h`s taken the time to come to Nottinghamshire

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to look at the potholes and listen to what local residents havd to say.

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As long as the money goes on potholes and the job is good

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Nottinghamshire has been awarded more than ?3 million

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It was on the news this morning that they will be doing it next spring,

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The money is there now, so they need to get on with it.

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The AA says that what is nedded is resurfacing and not patching

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Where potholes are stopping people from getting to work without

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damaging their cars or endangering cyclists or motorcyclists,

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The Prime Minister took to the airwaves on BBC Radio Nottingham.

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It is enough money to fill in 3 million potholes.

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Road users in Leicester told us what they thought.

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That is the trouble, it needs to be done.

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If they are going to start repairing them, it can only be a bonus.

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It is about time that they spent a bit of money.

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In return for the cash, the Government expects councils to

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Quentin Rayner, BBC West Midlands Today, Kilberly.

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But with your weather now, here is Anna Church.

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You will be happy to hear that there is more good weather to comd this

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weekend. It will be dry and warm with sunny spells. Tonight, there

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will be clear skies at times. Temperatures sometimes in shngle

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figures. Tomorrow morning, ` settled start to Saturday. It will be a

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pleasant day. The cloud will break and there will be sunny spells.

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Temperatures, 21 Celsius. It may create a little higher. Sunday is

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going to be dry and settled. There will be plenty of sunshine. Here is

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your outlook for the next fdw days and then

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Hello there. Tomorrow is the longest day, the summer solstice, it's not

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often that we bring you good news, but it does look promising for this

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weekend. There may be a little rain in the far north of Scotland,

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otherwise it should be dry and there'll be good spells of sunshine.

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With light winds, it should feel quite warm as well. The reason for

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the quiet weather, this blocking area of high pressure out to the

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west. We do have weak weather fronts towards the Northern Isles. Nor

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cloud for the -- more cloud in the northern half of Scotland. The night

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is dry, clear spells an lite winds as

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