Becky Watts killing: Police retrieve teenager's laptop, tablet and phone

Becky took all three devices with her on the day of her disappearance

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Police investigating the killing of teenager Becky Watts have recovered her laptop, tablet and mobile phone.

The 16-year-old went missing in February. Officers investigating her disappearance discovered her body parts in a house in Barton Hill, Bristol following a tip-off.

Becky had taken all three devices with her on the day of her disappearance, but did not take anything that would suggest she planned on being away for a prolonged period of time. Her stepbrother, Nathan Matthews, 28, was arrested and later appeared at Bristol Crown Court charged with her murder.

His partner, Shauna Hoare, 21, has been charged with perverting the course of justice by lying to police to help Matthews evade detection.

Karl Demetrius, 29, Donovan Demetrius, also 29, Jaydene Parsons, 23, and James Ireland, 23, have been charged with assisting an offender by helping to dispose and hide Becky's body parts.

All six defendants, who remain in police custody, will next appear before Bristol Crown Court for a hearing on 26 March.

Prosecutors told the court last week that police were assessing “at least” 1,200 exhibits in connection with the case.

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A police foresic tent is seen outside a property in Barton Court

Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, the officer leading the investigation, said: "There is likely to be ongoing police activity at properties in St George and Barton Hill for the next couple of weeks as part of our investigation into the murder of Becky Watts.

"There are specific forensic examinations which we need to complete to help establish exactly what happened to Becky.

"We'd like to reassure the local community that our primary aim is to conduct a meticulous and exhaustive inquiry into Becky's death and even though there have been charges brought in this case, it continues to be an active investigation."

Tributes have been left at the teenager’s family home and balloons were released in her memory at an event organised by her father and stepmother over the weekend.

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Flowers are left outside of Becky Watt's home

Two fundraising pages to help Becky's family pay for her funeral have received more than £11,000 in donations.

Additional reporting by PA