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