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Man charged with murdering Nicole Cartmell

Handsworth crime scene
Image caption The woman's body was found at a house in Handsworth

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead in a house in Birmingham.

Officers discovered the body of 18-year-old Nicole Cartmell in a house in Whateley Road, Handsworth, on 2 March.

The young mother had gone missing from her home in West Bromwich on Valentine's Day.

A man has been charged and is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Saturday. An 18-year-old man who was arrested has been bailed.

Post-mortem examinations were unable to determine the cause of Ms Cartmell's death.

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