West charged with 12th murder

Frederick West, 52, was yesterday charged with the murder of Anne McFall, 18, who disappeared in 1967 when she was heavily pregnant. Remains were unearthed early last month at the Fingerpost field, Kempley, Gloucestershire, after a 56-day dig. They have not yet been formally identified.

Mr West already faces 11 murder counts relating to the discovery of the remains of nine women and girls at Cromwell Street, Gloucester. He is also accused of murdering his first wife and their eight-year-old daughter. His second wife, Rosemary, 40, is jointly accused of nine murders.