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.
Missing Telford Man's Death 'Unexplained'
Police say the discovery of the body of a missing Telford man in a river is being treated as 'unexplained'.
West Mercia Police confirmed the body found in the River Severn in Cressage, at 12.25pm on New Year's Eve is that of 20-year-old Daniel Hodgin.
From Madeley, Telford, he was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday 23 November 2014 folloding a night out in Shrewsdbury.
Searches were carried out and several appeals were made, and his death is being treated as unexplained.
DS Rob Mountford said: “Our thoughts go out to Daniel’s family and friends at this very sad time. This is a tragic loss of life, of someone so young.
"All of our officers involved in the investigation into Daniel’s disappearance have shown a great deal of commitment and professionalism, and we’d particularly like to thank West Midlands Search and Rescue for their integral role in the search.”
A drug dealer from Birmingham who went on the run almost a decade's been jailed for more than 4 and a half years.
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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