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Robert Black case: Police were close to child murder charge

Police say they are "devastated" child killer Robert Black died before he could be charged with the murder of a 13-year-old Devon schoolgirl.

The Devon and Cornwall force said it was five weeks from submitting a file to prosecutors on Black linking him to the 1978 killing of Genette Tate.

Scotsman Black was arrested in 2005 over the murder but no charges were brought.

Genette's mother Sheila Cook said she did not feel "robbed of justice" because he would not have talked.

Killer 'died before charges brought'

  • 13 Jan 2016
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