Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find


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The woman is also charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and fraud

A woman has appeared in court accused of murder after police found a body buried in a garden in Greater Manchester.

Barbara Coombes, 63, is also charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and fraud.

Remains, believed to be those of her father Kenneth Coombes, were found in Reddish, Stockport on Tuesday.

Ms Coombes, of Reddish, was remanded in custody by magistrates and is due at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.

Ms Coombes, Matlock Road, spoke only to confirm her name at Manchester Magistrates’ Court and did not enter a plea.

She is accused of killing Mr Coombes in 2006 and then pretending to be a carer for him in order to claim money on his behalf.

Police said that on Sunday a woman walked into a police station in South Manchester and said she killed a man several years ago and had buried him in the garden.

After a forensic search at the property, police handed questionnaires to neighbours to ask them if they remember Mr Coombes, who they say would have been aged in his late 80s in 2005.



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