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Murdered teen's parents 'sickened' at Reynolds appeal

Georgia Williams' murder was 'scripted, sadistic and sexually motivated'. Credit: Press Association

The parents of murdered teenager Georgia Williams have said they are "sickened" by news that her killer Jamie Reynolds is to appeal.

Steve and Lynette Williams told the Shropshire Star they learned of the news in a letter from the Crown Prosecution Service, and will attend the appeal hearing in London.

Mr Williams, a detective constable with West Mercia Police, told the newspaper: "We thought that was the end. But now it's almost like there's a new trial coming up. It makes you feel sick. It's started all the worrying again. It makes you feel angry and it devalues Georgia's life."

Prosecutor David Crigman QC told Stafford Crown Court in December that Reynolds had carried out a "scripted, sadistic and sexually-motivated murder" and planned the killing meticulously.

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'Deviant' killer Reynolds appeals whole-life sentence

Reynolds lured teenager Georgia Williams to his parents' house and strangled her to death. Credit: West Mercia Police

A "sexual deviant" who lured a 17-year-old girl to her death has lodged an appeal against his whole-life sentence for murdering the teenager.

Jamie Reynolds was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court in December after admitting murdering Georgia Williams.

Williams' body was found woodland near Wrexham in May last year.

His solicitor had issued a statement in January stating the 23-year-old would not be appealing against the life term.

But today the Court of Appeal confirmed he had lodged an appeal against the sentence, reportedly on the grounds that his age and guilty plea were not given sufficient weight.


Something fishy going on: piranhas found in Telford sewers

A number of fish were found after residents complained of a fishy smell from their drains in Telford Credit: Severn Trent Water

Residents in Telford who complained about a fishy smell coming from their drains have been told it was caused by dead piranhas, which had likely been flushed down the toilet.

Severn Trent Water says, when it investigated the sewers in Madeley, it also found a number of other dead fish.

It is not the first time sewers in Shropshire have been blocked by odd items - in January sewers in Ditton Priors, near Bridgnorth, were found to be blocked by piles of pants that had been flushed down the toilet.

Sue Fulford, customer operations manager for Severn Trent Water said: "The drains that take waste water away from your home are only a few inches wide and are only meant to take water, toilet roll and human waste.

"Toilet roll is meant to break down when it gets wet so it washes easily through the system."

Telford pub '100% damaged' by fire as investigations continue

A pub in Longdon upon Tern in Telford has been "100% damaged" following a blaze, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says.

Firefighters were called to The Tayleur Arms public house at 2:30 yesterday morning. At its height 50 firefighters tackled the blaze.

Around nine firefighters currently remain at the scene dampening down the fire.

The building has been described as "structurally unsafe" by fire crews.

Investigations into the cause of the blaze are ongoing.

This video shows the aftermath of the blaze:

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20 firefighters remain at scene of Telford pub blaze

20 firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at a pub in Telford.

The fire at The Tayleur Arms public house in Longdon upon Tern happened in the early hours of this morning Credit:

At its height around 50 firefighters tackled the blaze. The building is now being dampened down.


PICTURES: Doors to close at Britain's oldest Working Men's Club

146 years after the Working Men's Club opened in Madeley and still women are not allowed to be full members Credit: Newsteam/SWNS
The Anstice Memorial Institute in Madeley opened in 1868 Credit: Newsteam/SWNS
Women are only permitted into the club as guests or visitors or half members Credit: Newsteam/SWNS
Women are allowed to work at the club but have never been allowed full membership or to be on the board Credit: Newsteam/SWNS
Last orders at oldest Working Men's Club in the country Credit: Newsteam/SWNS

Club closing down after refusing to allow women

Lynn Saunders pulls the pints but can’t actually become a member of the place Credit: Newsteam/SWNS

Lynn Saunders can pull the pints, but she's never been allowed to become a full member of Britain's oldest working men's club in Telford.

Tonight, the final pints will be pulled at the Grade II listed building in Madeley after it was forced to close over funding.

Women have not been allowed to become full members of the Anstice Memorial Institute since it opened 146 years ago.

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