A woman who admitted killing her father and concealing his body in her back garden for 12 years has been jailed for nine years.
Mother-of-one Barbara Coombes, 63, killed Kenneth Coombes in January 2006, burying his body until she walked into a local police station on January 7, this year and told officers what she had done.
Mr Coombes, who served with the RAF during the Second World War, would have been in his late 80s at the time.
Officers later discovered his body in the back garden of the family home on Matlock Road, Reddish, Stockport.
Coombes was sentenced today at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
Coombes is alleged to have tried to falsely claim the pension of her father for years.
MOST POPULAR TODAY ON YAHOO
- Outlines of thousand-year-old historic sites appear in British fields due to heatwave
- Miracle in Thailand: All 12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded cave
- Theresa May defies warnings her Brexit plans will be ‘voted down by 100 MPs’, saying she’ll publish White Paper on Thursday
- US Embassy warns Americans in the UK to ‘keep a low profile’ during Donald Trump visit over violence fears
- Car owners warned to wrap keys in tinfoil to stop hi-tech thieves
She was charged in January with murder, preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body, fraud by false representation and obtaining a pecuniary advantage.
Neighbours described Coombes as a quiet woman, only ever seen out walking her small dog when she would say no more than ‘hello’ to passers-by.
Another local described the family as ‘odd’.