A 23-year-old man who strangled teenager Georgia Williams and dumped her body in woodland before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
A man from Shropshire is auctioning off a Dalek made of snow for a local autism charity
Tributes were paid by friends and teachers to three young children whose bodies were found with that of their father in a Shrewsbury forest
Giving their initial reaction to Jamie Reynolds' guilty plea, the family of Georgia Williams family have released the following brief statement:
“The pain we feel is as raw now as it was when our beautiful Georgia was taken from us back in May.
“We will never ever be able to make any sense of what happened, or why it happened to a young woman as caring, kind and generous as our Georgia.
“Today’s guilty plea gives us no satisfaction at all; we do not and will never understand the heartbreaking events of earlier this year that changed our lives forever.”
A senior officer investigating the murder of schoolgirl Georgia Williams paid tribute to the incredible dignity of her family, and said the he was glad they were spared the further trauma of a full trial.
Speaking outside Stafford Crown Court after Mr Reynolds changed his plea to guilty, Superintendent McGee, a senior investigating officer on the case said:
“It is important that Mr Reynolds pleaded guilty today as this at least saves Georgia’s family the further trauma of a full trial. We know the plea does nothing to ease their pain but hopefully it will help them begin to move forward with their lives once sentence is passed.
“The Williams family have been incredibly dignified and understanding throughout our investigation and I cannot praise them highly enough.
“This was a hugely challenging and unusual case for the police officers and staff involved and I’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in helping the investigation reach this point."
A killer who strangled 17-year-old Georgia Williams in Shropshire, and dumped her body in a woodland near Wrexham before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
Jamie Reynolds had previously denied the charge, today pleaded guilty during a hearing in Stafford Crown Court.
Reynolds was at the centre of a UK-wide manhunt in May after he fled to Scotland after the murder.
Jamie Reynolds, 23, pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court today to the murder of Shropshire teenager Georgia Williams, who was found strangled in woodland in north Wales in May.
A woman from Shrewsbury has won a fight to have her great uncle's name spelled correctly on a village memorial 97 years after his death during the First World War.
Alison Corfield says the mis-spelling of Private George Samuel's name as "Samuels" on the memorial in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, caused great distress to her parents after the war ended.
This gritter skidded onto its side in heavy snow in the Shropshire village of Wentnor.
An inquest will be held today into the death of Hannah Thomas-Jones, who died at a campsite in Shropshire last year.
Thought to be caused by a disposable barbecue, the 14-year-old girl from Handforth in Cheshire, was camping with her family in Bucknell last May when she died.
Hannah's 11-year-old brother and two other family members were treated in hospital for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
Today's inquest will be held before Coroner John Ellery, in Wem, Shropshire.
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A teenage girl in care has died in a fire at a children's home in Shropshire.
The fire took place on Saturday night at the Bryn Melyn Care home in the remote village of Bagley Marsh, her two professional carers were unharmed.
The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. Police are treating her death as unexplained.
The managing director of the private company which runs the home said:
– Steve Nevitt, Managing Director
"Our thoughts go out in particular to her family and friends, as well as the care, education and clinical staff who have worked so closely with her during her time with us.
"We have instigated a full internal review and will be cooperating fully with all the relevant local emergency services and Ofsted to ensure that this terrible event is investigated thoroughly and the cause of the fire established."
Statement from Cllr Rachel Andrew of Walsall Council said:
– Cllr Rachel Andrew the portfolio holder for children's services
"We would wish to express our deep sympathy with the family and friends of the young woman who died in a fire at Bagley Marsh residential home yesterday.
"The young woman was looked after by the local authority and was placed at Bagley Marsh, an independent residential provider in Shropshire.
"We are offering support to her family and working with the police and other agencies in the investigation."