Mother and daughter charged with failing to bury grandmother A MUM and daughter appeared in court accused of failing to bury an elderly gran.
Olive Hazel Maddock and her daughter Jasmine Maddock are alleged to have kept the body of their mother and grandmother 95-year-old Olive Maddock in the ramshackle semi they shared in Wirral after she died last year.
They both appeared before magistrates in Birkenhead this week charged with preventing the decent and lawful burial of Olive Maddock, some time between January 1 2010 and August 2 2010.
Olive Hazel Maddock, 61, also stands accused of one count of fraud in connection with her dead mum’s pension.
Neither woman entered a plea. Sat apart during the brief hearing Hazel Maddock, of the Arc Hostel, Sandford Road, Birkenhead, and Jasmine Sarah Maddock, 35, of Manor Cottages Approach, East Finchley, London, spoke only to confirm their name, address and date of birth.
Both women were granted unconditional bail and must appear at Liverpool Crown Court on January 20 for a preliminary hearing.
Residents last night said pensioner Mrs Maddock was once a familiar figure around the family home in Saltburn Road, Wallasey, where she lived with TV extra Hazel, who appeared in soaps such as Brookside and Hollyoaks, and grand-daughter Jasmine.
They described her as an eccentric but well-liked old lady who was often seen walking around outside her house and giving gifts to local children.
Neighbour Julie Palmer told the ECHO: “Her husband was a professor of naval engineering. “He died about ten years ago and the house began to go downhill from then.
“They had always been eccentric but then they went weird. Hazel would always talk to people. She was chatty.”
It is understood the alarm was raised by a neighbour who became concerned after not seeing Mrs Maddock for some time. Police are thought to have found her remains in the decrepit house. THE WIRRAL NEWS