Stockport woman admits killing dad

11 July 2018, 11:25

Manchester Crown Court

A woman has admitted killing her father 12 years ago and burying his body in her back garden.

Barbara Coombes, 63, killed Kenneth Coombes in January 2006, concealing 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.

On Wednesday she appeared in the dock at Manchester Crown Court and pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.