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Teenager charged with murder after body of woman found in woodland

The woman is believed to be Keeley Bunker, 20.

A teenage boy has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a Staffordshire woodland.

Wesley Streete, aged 19, from Tamworth, was expected to appear before North Staffordshire Justice Centre this morning (September 23).

Staffordshire Police said while formal identification of the woman had yet to take place, officers believe her to be 20-year-old Keeley Bunker, also from Tamworth.

She was found when emergency services were called to Roman Way shortly after 9pm on Thursday.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service said they received reports of someone in the water near Edgar Close and sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

The woman's body was found upon arrival, but a spokesperson said nothing could be done to save her.

At the scene on Friday, forensic officers in white overalls could be seen in an area of Wigginton Park just off Edgar Close.

The entrance to the park was cordoned off to the public and officers stood guard at the scene as forensic officers continued work in three areas.

Police said they have increased their presence in the area as inquiries continue.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course, the force said.

In the meantime, detectives urged anyone with information about the case to contact them. A dedicated link for people to upload relevant information and footage - anonymously if necessary - has been set up here.