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Garry Weddell

15th July 2007 - A Metropolitan Police inspector has made a brief appearance in court, charged with the murder of his wife in Dunstable.

His wife Sandra Weddell, aged 44, was found dead at their home  in Lancot Avenue, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, on 31st January 2007.. The cause of death was believed to be strangulation by a cable ties, Weddell claims it was suicide.

Garry Weddell, aged 47, was remanded in custody , the trial set for May 2008. A CPS spokesman confirmed: "We vigorously opposed the applications for bail at every court hearing." Initial bail requests were turned down but Weddell was eventually freed by Judge John Bevan QC in September 2007. He was released on bail of 200,000.

Details revealed at an earlier court hearing claimed that Weddell had said that Sandra, a nurse, was having an affair and wanted a divorce. He feared he would lose custody of their three children and his home.

Mr Weddell, who has been a police officer for 25 years, appeared in the dock at Luton Crown Court  and spoke only to confirm his name.


13th January 2008

Gary Weddell's body has been found at the Broomhills shooting club in Markyate on Saturday 12th January 2008. Investigators say they are linking the grisly find to the death of a second woman, whose body was found at a house in The Slype, Gustard Wood, on the same day.

Officers who went to inform Weddell's 70-year-old mother-in-law at her 1 million home in the village of Gustard Wood, near Wheathampstead, found her body. She is thought to have been shot dead with the same weapon Mr Weddell used to kill himself.