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Rachel Manning murder: Man remanded in custody

Rachel Manning
Image caption Ms Manning's body was discovered at Woburn Golf Club

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering teenager Rachel Manning whose body was found dumped on a golf course 11 years ago.

Shahidul Ahmed, 40, of Chestnut Crescent, Bletchley, appeared at Luton Crown Court via a video link to Woodhill prison.

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

Mr Ahmed is not expected to stand trial until late summer 2012.

Judge Richard Foster remanded Mr Ahmed in custody until 27 March when the murder charge will be put to him.

Miss Manning went missing after a fancy dress party at Bradwell Village Hall.

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

Miss Manning's boyfriend Barri White 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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