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Wife and daughter accused of Don Banfield murder

Don Banfield
Image caption Don Banfield was a retired betting shop manager

The wife and daughter of a pensioner who vanished 10 years ago have appeared in court charged with his murder.

Don Banfield was 63 when he was last seen leaving his house in Wealdstone, north-west London, on 19 May 2001.

Shirley Banfield, 63, and Lynette Banfield, 40, of Ashford Road, in Canterbury, Kent, appeared at West London magistrates on Friday accused of his murder.

They were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 12 July.

They also face charges of conspiracy to defraud, forgery and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Shirley Banfield was also charged with a further fraud offence of dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit.

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