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Parents' tribute to tragic Georgia

The parents of teenager Georgia Williams have described her as a "gorgeous tomboy" who has brought untold happiness into their lives.

The 17-year-old went missing from her home in Wellington, Shropshire, on Sunday May 26.

Police confirmed on Tuesday that a body discovered off the Nant-y-Garth pass, near Wrexham, last week was Georgia. Jamie Reynolds, 22, of Avondale Road, Wellington, has been charged with her murder.

Georgia's parents Steve and Lynnette said they had been left heartbroken by the death of their daughter, who was in the Air Cadets.

They said in a statement released through West Mercia Police: "We are devastated by the events of the past 10 days but have taken great comfort from the impact Georgia has clearly had on the lives of so many people.

"We have been blown away by the number of messages we have received and the outpouring of love and support we have been shown.

"Although many tears have been shed - and will continue to be - if anything good can come of this, we hope it is that the community spirit that has developed in Wellington over the last week grows even stronger.

"We will be remembering Georgia as she 'is' rather than as she 'was', and what she is is a fantastic girl who we are blessed to have in our lives. We always describe her as a gorgeous tomboy, someone who is much happier dressed up in her Air Cadets uniform rather than dressed in glamorous clothes ready to go out.

"The modelling she has done was to help her sister's business and the Facebook reference to her being a 'wannabe model' is a tongue-in-cheek joke between her and Scarlett relating to this modelling.

"Georgia is into everything and we couldn't be prouder of everything she has achieved. We are blessed to have her in our lives and the happiness she brings will remain with us forever."


From Belfast Telegraph