Shropshire

Georgia Williams search: Police find body and bring murder charge

Georgia Williams
Image caption Georgia Williams was last seen on Sunday night

Police search teams looking for missing teenager Georgia Williams have found a girl's body.

The body was found in woodland near Wrexham. West Mercia Police said the girl had not been formally identified.

Seventeen-year-old Georgia, from Wellington, Shropshire, was last seen in the town on Sunday evening.

Jamie Reynolds, 22, from Wellington, who was arrested in Glasgow on Tuesday, has been charged with murder and is due before Telford magistrates on Saturday.

The body was found at about 14:00 BST in woodland off the Nant-y-Garth pass in north Wales.

Supt Nav Malik, from West Mercia Police, said: "During our enquiries, sadly, late yesterday afternoon new evidence came to light that proved Georgia was deceased and that she died at an address in Wellington.

"For obvious legal reasons, particularly to ensure that future court proceedings are not jeopardised, we are not able to reveal further information about this evidence at this time.

"However, I can now confirm that the body of a female was found earlier this afternoon.

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Media captionSupt Nav Malik: "The body of a young female has been found in woodland"

"The body has not yet been formally identified but early indications suggest that the discovery relates to our investigation into the disappearance of Georgia Williams."

The 17-year-old student, the daughter of a West Mercia Police detective constable, was last seen in Wellington on Sunday evening.

Supt Malik added: "Georgia's family have been kept fully informed of all the recent developments and this has only added to the devastation they are feeling about this week's events.

"We are totally committed to every investigation we launch but dealing with events that directly affect a colleague and fellow member of the policing family - especially one that many of us know so well - is unusual and has proved extremely tough and emotional for everyone."

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