First photo of Wolverhampton man charged over body in suitcase murder

A man charged with assisting an offender after a woman's remains were found in two suitcases has been pictured at Wolverhampton Police Station.

Mahesh Sorathiya pictured at Wolverhampton Police Station. Pic: SnapperSK
Mahesh Sorathiya pictured at Wolverhampton Police Station. Pic: SnapperSK

Mahesh Sorathiya, from Wolverhampton, was photographed after West Midlands Police took over the investigation into the woman's murder.

Phoenix Netts. Photo: West Midlands Police

Gareeca Conita Gordon, aged 27 and from Birmingham, is accused of killing Ms Netts on a date between April 14 and May 12 and has been charged with murder.

Meanwhile 38-year-old Sorathiya, of Denmore Gardens, has been charged with assisting an offender in connection with the case.

Mahesh Sorathiya pictured at Wolverhampton Police Station. Pic: SnapperSK

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Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe said the investigation was now being headed by the West Midlands force as the murder is alleged to have happened in Birmingham.

Ms Netts' remains were discovered in two suitcases close to a quarry in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

No pleas have yet been entered.

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