Dudley man appears in court charged with murder of Megan Bills

A Dudley man has appeared at court today (21 June) in connection with the death of teenager Megan Bills, who’s body was found in Brierley Hill on Thursday 4 May.

Unemployed Ashley Foster has pleaded guilty to preventing a burial at Wolverhampton Crown Court. The 24-year-old from Highgate Road, Brierley Hill has now been further charged with Megan’s murder and has pleaded not guilty. He will appear next appear at court on 6 October.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from force CID, said: “In the very early stages of this investigation Ashley Foster was charged with the offence of preventing a lawful burial.

“The investigation team has maintained close communication with the Crown Prosecution Service as the case has progressed and, following a recent review of the evidence, Foster has today been charged with the murder of Megan Bills.

“Megan’s family have been fully updated with this further development and our thoughts remain with them.

“The investigation continues and I again appeal for anyone who has any information they believe would assist the case to come forward.”

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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