Becky Watts
Becky Watts went missing on 19 February

Avon and Somerset Police has charged the stepbrother of Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts with her murder.

Nathan Matthews, 28, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, was charged killing his 16-year-old stepsister after he was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and murder.

He remains in custody and is due before Bristol Magistrates' Court tomorrow (5 March) at 10am.

Shauna Hoare, 21, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, who was arrested on Saturday, has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice. She remains in custody and also is due before Bristol Magistrates' Court tomorrow at 10am.

The charges come one day after body parts were found at a home in Barton Court, Bristol.

The four men and one woman who were arrested on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender remain in police custody at this time. A warrant of further detention was granted for these suspects at hearing earlier today.

Becky Watts murder
Floral tributes have been laid outside the home of murdered schoolgirl Becky WattsGetty

Upon learning the fate of Watts, the family said in a statement: "We are devastated to be told of this latest development.

"We are at an utter loss to understand why anyone would want to hurt our beautiful Becky in such a brutal way.

"We are grateful to the police for all they have done and are continuing to do in this investigation."