West charged with 11th murder

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Frederick West was yesterday charged with killing his daughter, Charmaine, who disappeared in 1972 when she was eight. This brings the number of murder counts against him to 11.

Mr West, 52, of Gloucester, has already been accused of the murder of nine females whose remains were discovered at his home at 25 Cromwell Street, including his daughter Heather, who was 16 when she disappeared in 1987, and of his first wife, Catherine, whose body was dug up in a field at Kempley, 15 miles from Gloucester.

Gloucestershire Police said the latest charge 'related to the remains of' a young girl found beneath the kitchen floor of 25 Midland Road, a former home of Mr West; formal identification would be determined by the coroner.