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Pair accused of 1991 murder of teenager found not guilty

Two men accused of murdering an 18-year-old mother in Coventry in 1991 have been found not guilty by a jury.

Nigel Barwell and Thomas O'Reilly were acquitted at Birmingham Crown Court following a trial.

Nicola Payne

Nicola went missing in December 1991 while walking home from her boyfriend's house.

Barwell, 51, punched the air and mouthed: "Thank you very much" towards the jury, while O'Reilly, also 51, stood silently in the dock after hearing the verdict.

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