A Home Office pathologist has been giving evidence today at the Rachel Manning murder trial at Luton Crown Court.
Dr Nat Carey said he believed the teenager had been strangled and that her face had been beaten after she died.
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A chilly but bright start to the day. Cloud and showers will develop later this morning with some sharp downpours expected in the afternoon.
Rain and blustery winds will spread across the region this evening but it will turn clearer later in the night. Further showers tomorrow.
There are now more hospital admissions than ever before due to obesity. A survey found Hertfordshire had the most admissions.