UPDATED: Aylesbury man charged with murder of missing woman

Patricia Goodband and, below, the scene at her home
Patricia Goodband and, below, the scene at her home
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An Aylesbury man has been charged with the murder of a missing woman.

Christopher Symons, 63, of Thackeray End, was charged with one count of murder by police last night in connection with the disappearance of Patricia Goodband.

Police search Akeman House in Woodham, the home of missing woman Patricia Goodband

Police search Akeman House in Woodham, the home of missing woman Patricia Goodband

Police also charged another man, Robert Taft, 59, of Kings Close, Westcott, with one count of perverting the course of justice.

Both men were remanded in custody and will appear before Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Ms Goodband, who also uses the surname Roberts, has not been seen for a month. Her daughter reported the 76 year old missing on January 9.

Police are continuing to search the properties of the two charged men and Ms Goodband’s Woodham home as part of the investigation.

Det Supt Chris Ward, who is leading the inquiry, said yesterday: “We know Patricia used her bank card on December 17 but we are attempting to establish her movements following this date.

“If anyone has information on Patricia or has seen or heard from her following December 17 I would urge them to call my team as soon as possible.”

Ms Goodband is white, 5ft 5ins and has short brown hair.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org