Shropshire

Georgia Williams: Murdered girl's mum to chair trust

Georgia Williams Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Georgia Williams was found dead in woodland near Wrexham in May 2013

The mother of murdered Shropshire schoolgirl Georgia Williams has been elected to become chair of the trust set up in her memory.

Lynette Williams will take over after Ch Insp Richard Langton, of West Mercia Police, said he was to step down following changed work commitments.

Georgia, 17, from Wellington, Telford, was killed by Jamie Reynolds at his parents' house in May 2013.

Mrs Williams was elected by trustees, Mr Langton said.

'Longer hours'

He said it had been "a privilege and an honour" to have chaired The Georgia Williams Trust, which has raised money to help young people from the area.

He said: "In February this year I was given a more senior position at work which has seen me take on a great deal more responsibility, as well as longer hours and much more travelling.

"The bottom line is that I can no longer commit enough time to do justice to the role of chairman."

In December, Reynolds admitted murdering the teenager, who was strangled in a sexually-motivated attack, before dumping her body in woodland.

Reynolds, of Avondale Road in Wellington, was ordered to spend the rest of his life in jail.

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