JURORS have been sworn in in the trial of two women accused of killing a retired betting shop manager from Wealdstone.
Don Banfield disappeared from his Locket Road home in May 2001 aged 63 and has not been seen since.
His ex-wife Shirley Banfield, 64, and daughter Lynette Banfield, 41, both of Canterbury, Kent, and on conditional bail, deny murdering him between between May 10 and May 16 2001.
The jury in the three week long trial was sworn in this morning at the Old Bailey and the prosecution is expected to open its case tomorrow.
The Banfields deny conspiracy to defraud William Hill, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice between August 12 2009 and July 6 2011, and making a false instrument, namely submitting a forged application form for disability living allowance to the Department of Work and Pensions.
Mrs Banfield denies a further charge of dishonestly retaining wrongful credit of £34,382.
Follow the case with the Harrow Observer online tomorrow.