Shropshire

'Endless pain' for Georgia Williams's family

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Media captionGeorgia Williams' father, Steve: "There is no sentence that we can ever say that we're satisfied with - because it will never bring Georgia back"

The father of a teenager murdered by "sexual deviant" who was fascinated with extreme violence against women has said he is "absolutely heartbroken".

The body of Georgia Williams, 17, of Wellington, Shropshire, was found dumped in woodland in North Wales.

Jamie Reynolds, 23, killed her at his parents' house, also in Wellington, and took photos of her body. He was given a whole-life term on Thursday.

Georgia's father, Steve, said he "cries endlessly from morning to night".

In tears as he read a statement out at Stafford Crown Court about his "sweet and loving girl", he said he and his family had been suffering "unbearable pain" since her death.

He said his daughters, Georgia and Scarlett, 22, "have been our lives and have brought joy and happiness" but said "evil" had taken Georgia away.

Image caption Georgia Williams's father is a West Mercia detective constable

'Still unbearable'

Mr Williams, a West Mercia Police detective, said his younger daughter, who spent four years with the air cadet squadron, "inspired and encouraged all who met her".

"The world lost a truly wonderful person", he said.

"The life of her family was taken, too."

He said the "the endless pain is still unbearable".

Speaking outside court, he welcomed the whole-life sentence given to Reynolds.

He said: "No sentence will bring Georgia back. She is dead. She is gone, physically.

"She lives on in our hearts.

"The only thing that always actually gets to us and causes us grief is the fact that even though Jamie Reynolds is serving a full-life sentence, he still has life to hang on to."

The judge praised Mr Williams's "brave and impressive" statement in court, adding "nothing this court can do or say can help them come to terms with what's happened".

The Georgia Williams Trust, was set up in her memory in June, and is now a registered charity.

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