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Man found dead in Telford stream formally identified

A man found dead in a stream in Telford has today been formally identified as 42-year-old Patrick Mahon

Police were called to Horton Lane in Horton at around 9am on Christmas Eve after a passer-by spotted a body in a nearby stream.

Mr Mahon lived in Wellington, Shropshire.

Officers do not believe his death was suspicious, but are appealing for anyone who knew him or who saw him in the 24 hours before his death to call them on 101.

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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 potential...to 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."

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