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Rachel Manning murder: Man appears in court

A 40-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with murdering teenager Rachel Manning - whose body was found dumped on a golf course 11 years ago.

Shahidul Ahmed, of Chestnut Crescent, Bletchley, appeared before magistrates in Milton Keynes.

The body of 19-year-old Miss Manning was found at Woburn Golf Club, in Milton Keynes, on 12 December 2000.

She went missing two days earlier after a 1960s-themed fancy dress party at Bradwell Village Hall.

Her body was found by workmen laying cable on a new course. She had been strangled and had suffered facial injuries.

In a brief hearing Mr Ahmed was remanded in custody to appear at Luton Crown Court on 9 December.

In the public gallery was Ms Manning's boyfriend Barri White - who was cleared of her murder in 2008.

Mr White spent six years in jail and was released after his case was highlighted by the BBC's Rough Justice programme.

He was told he would face no further charges in relation to the case.

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