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Woman found dead on site of primary school identified

The body of a woman found on the site of a primary school in Shrewsbury has been formally identified.

23-year-old Charlotte Christodoulou from Walsall was found at Harlescott Junior School shortly before midnight on Sunday.

Two men and a woman who were originally arrested on suspicion of murder have instead been rearrested on suspicion of obstructing the coroner.

All three have been released on bail pending further police inquiries.


Police identify body after unexplained death in Shrewsbury

Police investigating the unexplained death of a woman in Shrewsbury on Christmas Eve have formally identified her body.

The body was found in Feather Lane, Shrewsbury Credit: ITV News Central

The body of 47-year-old Julie Mercer, from Buttington Road in Shrewsbury, was discovered in a business building on Feather Lane on the morning of Wednesday 24 December.

A man who had been arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed while detectives continue their investigations.

Our investigation is ongoing at the present time and although we do not yet know the exact cause of Mrs.Mercer’s death, we are continuing to treat this as a murder investigation while we await the result of further tests.

I would like to reassure local residents that a significant number of resources continue to be dedicated to this investigation and we will continue to use specialist officers until we resolve this case.

The 45-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, 24 December as part of the investigation has been released on police bail while inquiries continue.

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson, West Mercia Police

Officers continue to appeal for information that could be linked to the death.


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Police search for missing man focuses on the River Severn

The police search for Daniel Hodgin, who went missing last Sunday morning, has focused on exploring the various routes he could have taken on his way home.

Volunteers were asked to search riverbanks and nearby parks for any signs of Daniel.

Whilst search and rescue teams made their way along the river itself.

Family overwhelmed by amount of people joining the search

The family of Daniel Hodgin say it's really nice to see how many people have turned out to help in the search for him.

Today, hundreds gathered at the Buttermarket nightclub, where Daniel was last seen on Sunday morning, offering to help.

Police focused volunteers on the nearby River Severn for any signs of where Daniel might have gone.

Officers search river for missing Telford man

Police have released CCTV of a missing man from Telford who has not been seen since a night out in Shrewsbury last weekend.

It is believed Daniel Hodgin left the Buttermarket nightclub at around 3.30am on Sunday morning.

Officers will be in Shrewsbury's Buttermarket today searching for the 20-year-old.

Police have released this CCTV Credit: West Mercia Police

“We are carrying out extensive searches in the Shrewsbury area to locate Daniel. These involve using police dogs, the police helicopter and boats to search the river area. We are often reliant on the help and support of the public to assist us and urge anyone with any information to contact us”.

– Chief Inspector Tom Harding
Daniel Hodgin Credit: West Mercia Police
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