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Man admits murdering teenager Georgia Williams

The 17-year-old Shropshire was found in woodland between Ruthin and Llangollen Photo: Family photograph

A man who strangled 17-year-old Georgia Williams and dumped her body in woodland near Wrexham before fleeing to Scotland has admitted her murder.

Jamie Reynolds, who previously denied the charge, pleaded guilty at the start of the trial

The 22-year-old was at the centre of a UK-wide manhunt in May after killing Georgia in their home town of Wellington, Shropshire, and hiding her body in woodland off the Nant-y-Garth pass.

Georgia's family describe her as caring, kind and generous Credit: Family photograph

Today the Williams family released the following statement via the West Mercia Police website:

“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 for ever.”

Callum Watkinson reports: