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Six to stand trial over Becky Watts' murder in October

Becky Watts' remains were fond in a house in Bristol two weeks after she went missing. Credit: ITV News

Six people will stand trial in connection with the murder of teenager Becky Watts in October.

The 16-year-old vanished from her home in Bristol in February sparking a huge police search.

Her body parts were discovered at a house in the city two weeks later.

Becky's stepbrother, Nathan Matthews, 28, and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 21, are charged with her murder.

The couple were also charged with perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, preventing Becky's lawful burial and possessing a prohibited weapon.

Karl Demetrius, 29, Donovan Demetrius, 29, Jaydene Parsons, 23, and James Ireland, 23, were charged with assisting an offender.

They will all stand trial at Bristol Crown Court on October 6.

Ex-boarding school teacher in court over indecent child images

A former teacher will appear in court today charged with making indecent images of children through cameras at a boarding school and another property.

he alleged offences took place at Clifton College, Bristol (pictured) and at another address in Cornwall Credit: PA

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College in Bristol, will face magistrates in Somerset accused of 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

It is understood the charges relate to more than 120 victims who were allegedly filmed by cameras at Clifton College and an address in Cornwall over a 16-year period.


Poppy-seller had 'lost her faith in people', friend claims

Olive Cooke, the dedicated 92-year-old poppy-seller who was found dead at her home in Avon Gorge had "lost her faith in people", a friend has said.

Michael Earley referred to an incident two months ago, when £250 she sent to a relative went missing in the post. Ms Cooke, a postwoman for 17 years, told him she "couldn't get it out of her system".

From Olive Cooke's photo album: Olive and her first husband Leslie, who was killed in the Second World War Credit: Olive Cooke

I said to her 'you have to forget about that £250', but she couldn't get it out of her system. She spent hours and hours talking about it on the phone.

With all the charities on top it just broke the camel's back.

It was the loss of faith. She always had a lot of faith in people and expected people to be the same.

– Michael Earley

Poppy-seller had been 'overwhelmed by charity pleas'

One of Britain's longest-serving poppy sellers who was found dead in a gorge at the age of 92 had "just had enough" of pleas from charities for donations, her son said.

Olive Cooke, 92, was found dead by police at Avon Gorge in Bristol Credit: SWNS

Olive Cooke's body was found by police at Avon Gorge in Bristol last week, just two days before the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Mrs Cooke had dedicated 76 years of her life to raising money for the Royal British Legion and is believed to have sold around 30,000 poppies.

She donated to many charities but spoke last year of how "overwhelming" the volume of post and phonecalls from different organisations requesting money had become.

Her son Del Whelan said his mother suffered health problems, the Guardian reported, and said the "constant drip of the begging letters" had not helped.

He said: "I think she found it difficult to say no. She had just had enough."

She was also said to have been troubled by the loss of £250 in cash which went missing in the post, causing her to lose faith in people, her friend Michael Earley said.

An inquest into Mrs Cooke's death is expected to be opened at Avon Coroner's Court next week.

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