Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have had a request for legal aid granted just days before inquest proceedings into the 1974 terror attacks are due to get under way.
Body Found IS Georgia Williams
A Shropshire man has appeared before a Crown Court judge by video-link charged with killing teenager Georgia Williams.
Jamie Reynolds, who has yet to enter a plea to the 17-year-old's murder, spoke only three times during a 10-minute hearing at Stafford Crown Court.
Reynolds, 22, of Avondale Road, Wellington, was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court on September 6.
The defendant, wearing a yellow top with a green collar, appeared from prison and spoke to give his name, acknowledge the judge, and confirm that he had understood the proceedings.
Sitting in front of a grey curtain, Reynolds kept his head slightly bowed for much of the hearing before Judge John Wait.
Police arrested Reynolds in Glasgow last Wednesday and charged him with murder on Friday following the discovery of a body in woodland near Wrexham.
Georgia, whose parents were not in court, went missing from her home in Wellington on Sunday May 26.
Meanwhile, West Mercia Police confirmed that the body discovered off the Nant-y-Garth pass last week was that of Georgia.
In a statement released by the force, Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee said: ''I can now confirm that the body found in woodland near Wrexham on Friday afternoon has been formally identified as that of 17-year-old Georgia Williams.
''Although we are not in a position to release any further details for legal reasons, and out of respect for the Williams family at this terribly sad time, I am also able to confirm that Georgia died as a result of pressure being applied to her neck.''
Renewing an appeal for information to trace missing items belonging to the teenager, Mr McGee added: ''As I said yesterday, although the investigation has progressed quite quickly over the past few days, there is still a lot of work for us to do.
''We are continuing to look for the missing bag, make-up bag, mobile phone and clothing that belonged to Georgia and searches are still ongoing to locate this property.
''If anyone believes they still have information that could aid our investigation I would like to ask that they share it with us as soon as they can, even if they are unsure whether the information is related to this case.''
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Kenichi Philips was shot dead as he sat in a parked car in Ladywood in March.
Jamaican born Douane Brown will spend at least 21 years in jail for the killing.
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