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Man charged in connection with Telford bomb hoax

A 20-year-old man from Wellington, Telford, has been charged with a bomb hoax following an incident in the town.

Alistair Taylor, aged 20, from Wellington, was arrested and will appear at Telford Magistrates Court on 13 July.

A 19-year-old man arrested shortly after the incident was released without charge.

The discovery of the "suspicious package" at Wellington Police Station led to Victoria Road being closed.

Police continue to appeal for information regarding the incident, especially from people who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Victoria Road area late Thursday night. To provide information please call 101 and quote reference 0091s of 10th July 2015.

Man arrested after 'suspicious package' found

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making an item "capable of causing an explosion or endangering people or property" in Wellington, near Telford.

It follows the discovery of a "suspicious package" on Victoria Road this morning.

A cordon was put up around the area after the package was taken to Wellington Police Station by a member of the public.

Superintendent David McWilliam said:

Military personnel carried out two controlled explosions. People are now being allowed to return to their properties and the road has reopened.

At this early stage of the investigation we don't believe the package was a viable device but I hope people understand the precautions we have taken.

We would like to remind people of our advice if they do ever find a package that they believe to be suspicious; don't move it and call the police who will carry out a threat assessment, offer advice and respond appropriately.

– Superintendent David McWilliam, West Mercia Police


Controlled explosion after suspicious package found

Two controlled explosions have been carried out on a street in Telford after a suspicious package was taken to Wellington Police Station by a member of the public.

The suspicious package was discovered near to the police station on Victoria Road, which has been shut between the junctions with Wrekin Road and Glebe Street.

West Mercia Police said a cordon has been put in place around the police station and people have been evacuated from nearby houses.

Murderer Jamie Reynolds loses his appeal

Murderer Jamie Reynolds has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against an order that he can never be released from prison Credit: West Mercia Police

Murderer Jamie Reynolds, a "sexual deviant" who lured a Shropshire teenager to her death has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against an order that he can never be released from prison.

Reynolds, 23, of Wellington, Shropshire, duped Georgia Williams, 17, into going to his home under the pretence of holding a photo-shoot.

After a major search, her body was eventually found in a stream in remote woodland near Wrexham, and a post-mortem examination showed she died of asphyxia as a result of pressure to the neck.

Georgia Williams' wristbands to go on sale

Georgia Williams Credit: ITV News Central

Wristbands for sale in memory of Shropshire teenager Georgia Williams will carry the motto 'Free Your Spirit - Join In'. 17-year-old Georgia from Wellington was killed last month and now a trust has been set up in her name.

The wristbands will be sold to raise money to allow young people to take part in the activities Georgia enjoyed such as outward bound courses and climbing.

Georgia's body was found almost 50 miles away from her home in Wellington, in woodland in North Wales. A 22-year-old man has been charged with her murder.


Hundreds attend funeral of teenager Georgia Williams

Hundreds of people attended the service including 150 members of the Air Training Corp of which Georgia had been a member for four years.

The strength of community support shown to Georgia's family is said to have given them great comfort. In return everyone attending the church afterwards were invited to Georgia's "second home" Telford United, for a party in her name.

Donations instead of flowers have been asked to be made to the Help For Heroes charity and a Trust Fund has also been set up to support projects and initiatives for young people in Telford which Georgia's parents hope will be a lasting legacy for their daughter.

Headteacher pays tribute to former head girl Georgia

Headteacher Chay Davies of Ercall Wood Technology College, paying tribute to his former head girl, said:

"I will never forget Georgia's passion, her genuine willingness to help others shone through."

"Today I urge everybody to take inspiration from what is the most important lesson that our value is not defined by money and stuff but the quality of our relationship with the people around us and that today our whole community is here shows how valued Georgia is."

Hundreds of air cadets pay tribute at Georgia's funeral

The service included a poem written by Georgia's friends and read out by her dad

Hundreds of air cadets marched to the church from their headquarters under police escort today.

Georgia was a member of the cadets, who today stood arms linked at the funeral service for the former headgirl.

Hundreds of Georgia's cadet friends attended the funeral today
The cadets link arms forming a chain of support and solidarity
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