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Wolverhampton man no longer facing charge over murder of Phoenix Netts

A Wolverhampton man accused of assisting an offender after a woman's remains were found in two suitcases has had the charge against him dropped.

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Phoenix Netts. Photo: West Midlands Police

Mahesh Sorathiya was initially charged with the offence after the remains of Phoenix Netts, 28, were found near Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, on May 12.

Gareeca Gordon, 27, of Salisbury Road, in Birmingham, has been charged with Ms Netts' murder between April 14 and May 12.

But the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed the charge against Mr Sorathiya had been dismissed and he no longer faces any criminal charges in respect of the case.

The case is now proceeding against Gareeca Gordon only.

In a statement released by West Midlands Police in May, Ms Netts' family said: “As a family we are devastated with what has happened to Phoenix.

“We ask most humbly that our family’s privacy is respected whilst we grieve and come to terms with the loss of Phoenix in such tragic circumstances.

“Whilst we understand this is a news story, we hope everyone can understand why we need to be left alone at this very difficult time.

“We have family and good friends supporting us and our thanks go out to all of them.

“We would also like to thank all the police officers involved in the investigation for their hard work and sensitivity."

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