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Nova Welsh murder: Man charged after 35 years

Nova Walsh Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Mother of two Nova Welsh was found dead 35 years ago

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead 35 years ago.

Nova Welsh, 24, was found in a utility cupboard at flats in Lighthorne Avenue, Birmingham, on 18 August 1981, said West Midlands Police.

A post-mortem examination revealed the mother-of-two died from pressure to the neck.

Osmond Bell, 59, from Handsworth, has been remanded in custody until Friday when he is due before Birmingham Crown Court.

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Image caption Ms Welsh was found dead in a utility cupboard at a flat in Ladywood

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