Police have confirmed that a body found in woodland in north Wales was that of missing 17-year-old Georgia Williams.

The Wellington teenager had been missing since 26 May. Police discovered her body in a wooded area near Wrexham on 31 May.

West Mercia Police confirmed that she died as a result of being strangled. Earlier, 22-year-old Jamie Reynolds appeared at Stafford Crown Court accused of her murder.

Reynolds, also from Wellington, was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court on 6 September. He was originally arrested at a Glasgow hotel on suspicion of kidnapping Georgia.

Det Supt Adrian McGee, who is leading the investigation, said: "I can now confirm that the body found in woodland off the Nant-y-Garth pass near Wrexham has been formally identified as that of 17-year-old Georgia Williams.

"Although we are not in a position to release any further details for legal reasons, and out of respect for the Williams family, I am also able to confirm that Georgia died as a result of pressure being applied to her neck."

An inquest into her death will be opened and adjourned at Wellington Civic Centre.

Police said they were continuing to look for her missing handbag, makeup bag, mobile phone and clothing.

The handbag has been described as a leather satchel in a spot pattern while the makeup bag was pink with a flowered pattern. The missing mobile is a white Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone. The coat was described as waist-length, black leather-style with stand-up collar.

McGee added: "Locating these items is still extremely important to us, while we also remain keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen the Toyota Hiace 300 GS panel van, registration number CX06 ASV, on Monday 27 or Tuesday 28 May.

"If anyone believes they still have information that could aid our investigation I would like to ask that they share it with us as soon as they can."

Police are also appealing fir information about this a silver Toyota Hiace 300 GS van
Police are also appealing for information about this silver Toyota Hiace 300 GS van