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Full Report: Remembering Georgia Williams as her 'plane project takes to the skies

Friends of Georgia Williams who was murdered in Shropshire three years ago, today paid tribute to the teenager's sense of adventure - as they took to the skies in an aeroplane she helped to build. The college project was started four years before she was killed.

Callum Watkinson reports.


West Mercia Police asks other force to investigate its handling of 'previous incidents' of murderer Jamie Reynolds

Jamie Reynolds Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police has asked another force to carry out an investigation into the police handling of 'previous incidents' of murderer Jamie Reynolds.

Reynolds was given a whole life jail term for the murder of Georgia Williams, from Wellington in Shropshire, last year.

Georgia Williams was murdered by Jamie Reynolds last year Credit: West Mercia Police

The Independent Police Complaints Commission recommended that the investigation should be managed by West Mercia Police, but the force has asked Devon and Cornwall Police to conduct the inquiries, saying it would be "more appropriate" for the investigation to be carried out by another force.

In a statement, West Mercia Police, said: "As an investigation is therefore still pending it would be inappropriate for us to comment further around the specific details of the enquiries at this stage."

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Georgia's murderer got 'sadistic pleasure' from killing

The man who killed teenager Georgia Williams plotted the murder to give himself "sadistic pleasure", the judge said.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to murder earlier this month. Credit: West Mercia Police

Mr Justice Wilkie said in sentencing: "You watched her die in circumstances where you could have saved her - and doing so was a central part of your pleasure...[You] then treated her body with contempt, dumping her in a remote area."

Continuing to address Jamie Reynolds, who stood head bowed and with his hands clasped behind his back, he said: "This is not a marginal or borderline case. I am in no doubt the seriousness of your offending, so a whole-of-life term is the starting point."

"I take very seriously the conclusion of (psychiatrist) Prof Paul Peckitt that you have the potential to become a serial killer," he added.

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Georgia's murderer 'had potential to be a serial killer'

A 23-year-old man, who was given a whole-life jail term for luring a teenage girl to his home before strangling and sexually abusing her, "had the become a serial killer."

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to murder earlier this month. Credit: West Mercia Police

Mr Justice Wilkie, sentencing, agreed with a psychiatric report that Jamie Reynolds had the capability of becoming a serial killer after he meticulously planned the murder of Georgia Williams.

Reynolds, of Wellington, Shropshire, carried out the crime on Sunday May 26 while his parents were away on holiday.

Prosecutor David Crigman QC said Reynolds carried out a "scripted, sadistic and sexually-motivated murder."


Jamie Reynolds has "potential to be serial killer"

Stafford Crown Court has heard how a psychiatrist's report suggests Jamie Reynolds "poses a grave risk to women and will do for the rest of his life." It also says he "has the potential to be a serial killer."

The report also says there is "not one shred of clinical evidence to suggest he did not know what he did was wrong."

Georgia's killer described as "sexual deviant of an extreme kind"

Jamie Reynolds killed 17-year-old Georgia Williams earlier this year Credit: West Mercia Police

A judge has described, in court, the murder of Georgia Williams as being "a highly unusual and exceptional case."

23-year-old Jamie Reynolds is yet to be sentenced for her murder. The prosecution described him as "a sexual deviant of an extreme kind" with "a morbid fascination of pornography."

He had a hard drive of extreme pornography that the prosecution described as "a prized possession" and which went everywhere with him. He also wrote stories about hanging and death.

The court heard how he had written a story about Georgia where he hanged her and subjected her to sexual violence.

It was also told how he groomed the 17-year-old over a period of several months and encouraged her to come to his house when his parents were away to take part in a photo shoot, to help with his photography.

The court heard he stood and watched her die before subjecting her to sexual violence and taking photographs of her naked body.

After killing Georgia he went online to send messages to two other girls he had arranged to visit his house in case she did not arrive.

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