Barbara Coombes charged with murder after body found in garden

Barbara Coombes charged with murder

A woman who told police she had killed a man has been charged with murder after human remains were found buried in her garden.

Barbara Coombes of Matlock Road, Reddish, Stockport, has been charged with murder and preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body.

The 63-year-old is also charged with fraud by false representation and obtaining a pecuniary advantage.

Her father, Kenneth Coombes, has not been seen for 10 to 15 years.

Officers have been handing neighbours a questionnaire saying they are investigating his death.


Police found the human remains after Barbara Coombes walked into a police station at the weekend and told officers she had killed a man and buried his body in her back garden.

The remains have not yet been formally identified and the result of a post-mortem examination is still to be disclosed.

Coombes will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court this morning.

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Detective Inspector Dan Clegg, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "I would like to thank the community for their support as we continue to carry out our inquiries and we would like to reassure them that this is being treated incredibly seriously and we will do all that we can to find out what happened."

Source: Sky

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