Gardener Due In French Court Accused Of Killing British Expat

A man will appear in court today accused of killing a British expat in rural France.

Jean-Louis Cayrou has been charged with the murder of Patricia Wilson, 58, who vanished from her home near the village of Vabre-Tizac, in Aveyron, south west France, in August 2012.

The body of Mrs Wilson, who was originally from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, has never been found.

Mr Cayrou was Mrs Wilson's gardener and the pair are believed to have had a brief relationship, lawyers representing her mother, Jean Wilson, said.

He will appear at the Cour d'Assises de l'Aveyron, in Rodez, south France, on Monday.