A 23-year-old man who strangled teenager Georgia Williams and dumped her body in woodland before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
A giant moth with markings similar to the Star Wars soldiers the storm troopers has been discovered at a factory in Telford.
As part of the National Trust's Heritage Open Days ITV News Central has visited an Elizabethan Guildhall used by Shrewsbury drapers.
Giving their initial reaction to Jamie Reynolds' guilty plea, the family of Georgia Williams family have released the following brief statement:
“The pain we feel is as raw now as it was when our beautiful Georgia was taken from us back in May.
“We will never ever be able to make any sense of what happened, or why it happened to a young woman as caring, kind and generous as our Georgia.
“Today’s guilty plea gives us no satisfaction at all; we do not and will never understand the heartbreaking events of earlier this year that changed our lives forever.”
Superintendent Adrian McGee has given his reaction after 22-year-old Jamie Reynolds pleaded guilty to the murder of 17-year-old Georgia Williams at Stafford Crown Court earlier today.
Georgia Williams was murdered at Reynolds’ home address on Avondale Road on Sunday 26 May 2013 and having pleaded guilty to the murder, Reynolds is now likely to be sentenced later this month.
Speaking outside the court having heard the guilty plea, Supt McGee – who was one of the senior investigating officers in this case - said:
“It is important that Mr Reynolds pleaded guilty today as this at least saves Georgia’s family the further trauma of a full trial. We know the plea does nothing to ease their pain but hopefully it will help them begin to move forward with their lives once sentence is passed.
“The Williams family have been incredibly dignified and understanding throughout our investigation and I cannot praise them highly enough.
“This was a hugely challenging and unusual case for the police officers and staff involved and I’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in helping the investigation reach this point.
“I’d particularly like to thank all the witnesses who came forward with information to assist our investigation, while I’d also like to thank the media for their help in publicising our appeals and helping us find Georgia and return her to her family.
“At the present time we do not wish to make further comment until sentencing takes place later in the month.”
A man accused of strangling a 17-year-old girl and dumping her body in woodland before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
Jamie Reynolds, who previously denied the charge, pleaded guilty to the murder of Georgia Williams, during a hearing at Stafford Crown Court.
The 23-year-old was at the centre of a UK-wide manhunt in May after killing Georgia in their home town of Wellington, Shropshire, and dumping her body in woodland near Wrexham.
A man accused of strangling a 17-year-old girl and dumped her body in woodland before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
Jamie Reynolds, who previously denied the charge, pleaded guilty to the murder of Georgia Williams during a hearing at Stafford Crown Court.
Two people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash on the Shropshire-Wales border.
A woman in her 50s had to be cut free from the car she was driving after the crash, which happened at the junction of the A4113 and Pitts Lane at Stowe, between Knighton and Bucknell, shortly before 7.25am today.
She was airlifted to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment for a number of fractures and pain in her chest and abdomen.
The other driver, a man in his 20s, had managed to get himself out of his car but had suffered an injury to his face. He was taken to Hereford County Hospital as a precaution.
Four people, including a pensioner in her 80s, were injured in a two-car crash in Telford this weekend.
The woman was a passenger in one of the cars which crashed in Roden Lane, Telford, suffering serious injuries including chest and back pain as well as cuts and an abdominal injury.
She was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire accompanied by a trauma doctor.
The driver, a man in his 40s, was taken to the same hospital with a suspected injury to his pelvis, as well as chest and abdominal pain caused by the crash, which happened at around 4.20pm yesterday.
The driver of the second car, a man in his 60s, suffered a suspected fractured rib and was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital along with his passenger, a woman in her 40s, who had chest pain.
Four people have been injured and were today recovering in hospital after a two-car crash in Shropshire.
A woman in her 60s, who had been driving the first car, was cut free by firefighters and taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after the smash, which happened in Lamledge Lane, Shifnal, at around 4.10pm yesterday.
Three people aged in their 50s, 60s and 70s had been travelling in the second car.
A woman in her 60s suffered abdominal and hip injuries, while a woman in her 50s had suffered a head injury. They were both taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
A man in his 70s was taken to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton suffering from chest pain.
A454 in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to accident at Roughton turn off. Police directing traffic.
Three elderly men have been taken to hospital after their car veered off the road, hit another car, and crashed through roadside railings, ending up on a wall.
The driver of the car, who was in his 80s, and his two passengers, both in their 70s, were taken to hospital for treatment and assessment.
Paramedics were called to the crash at the Hollingswood roundabout, near Asda in Telford, at around 5.40pm yesterday.
A couple in the second car, who were in their 20s, were examined by ambulance crews at the scene before being released.