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Father charged over killing

THE FATHER of Linda Fleming, a trainee pharmacist whose body was found in a moorland ditch last Sunday, was last night charged in connection with her death.

Derek Fleming, 51, of Greystone Avenue, Elland, near Halifax, will appear at Halifax magistrates' court today.

Ms Fleming, 23, who worked at Halifax general hospital, disappeared on 22 January. A hiker found her battered body lying in a rain-filled ditch at Scammonden, eight miles from her home.

Mr Fleming, the manager of a Huddersfield joinery firm, appeared at a televised press conference three days before Linda's body was found with his wife Barbara, 50, and Stuart, their 20-year-old student son, and made an emotional plea for his daughter to return home.