Woman appears in court charged with murder of Thomas Groome

Thomas Christopher Groome, who hasn't been seen since New Year's Day 2010.
Thomas Christopher Groome, who hasn't been seen since New Year's Day 2010.

A 55-year-old woman has appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of a man who went missing five years ago.

June Buttle, charged with the murder of Thomas Groome, appeared in court today wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

Buttle, of Concorde Mews, Doncaster town centre, spoke only to confirm her name and address, and was visibly sobbing as the charge was read out in court.

She is alleged to have murdered Mr Groome on January 1, 2010.

Mr Groome was last seen on New Year’s Day morning in 2010 as he left his son’s house in Thorne.

He was reported missing and police launched a murder probe in 2012.

Ms Buttle was initially arrested in March 2013.

A 34 year-old woman and a 37 year-old man, both from Wheatley, were also arrested but have been released without charge.

Buttle is next due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court later this month.