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Aylesbury man denies Patricia Goodband murder

Patricia Goodband
Image caption Patricia Goodband's body was discovered on 22 January

A 63-year-old Aylesbury man has denied murdering Buckinghamshire businesswoman Patricia Goodband.

Christopher Symons, of Thackeray End, pleaded not guilty at Reading Crown Court to the murder of Mrs Goodband, 76, in Woodham last January.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to go on trial on 13 May.

Robert Taft, 59, of Kings Close, Westcott, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Taft also admitted to possession of ammunition without a certificate and will be sentenced at a later date.

Mrs Goodband, who was a director of a building supplies company based at her home, was reported missing on 9 January.

Her body was found in the grounds of her home on 22 January.

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