A COUPLE have denied shooting the wife's elderly parents, who were found buried in their own garden.

Susan Edwards, 55, and Christopher Edwards, 57, each entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of murder at Nottingham Crown Court. They are accused of murdering William and Patricia Wycherley in May 1998.

The Wycherleys ­disappeared from their home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1998. Police launched a murder investigation after their remains were found in the back garden in October. Tests showed they had been shot.

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Mr and Mrs Edwards were remanded into custody. They will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on March 21. A potential trial date has been set for June 2.