Police detective murderer goes undetected

For Steve and Lynnette the years have not become any easier since the cruel loss of Georgia.

Reports and hearings have highlighted the serious failings by West Mercia Police, social workers and mental health professionals to stop Reynolds in the years before he took Georgia’s life.

He had been known to police and other agencies for more than five years before the fatal attack. But they failed to act and a case file on him was closed in 2010, three years before he strangled the Wellington teenager.

There were concerns about his sexual behaviour and his mental health.

The couple described Reynolds as a “murderer in the making” that destroyed their family.

He was arrested, convicted and sentenced to a full life term in prison for the murder of the former head girl at Ercall Wood Technology College. He appealed his life sentence but it was refused.

To make matters even harder, at the time of Georgia’s disappearance, Steve was a highly commended murder detective serving with West Mercia Police – the same force that had failed his little girl.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/telford/wellington/2023/03/06/our-georgia-deserves-a-voice–parents-to-release-powerful-memoir-ten-years-on-since-murder-of-teenage-daughter/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Shropshire_Star_Daily_2023-03-06'Our Georgia' is being released to commemorate ten years since her life was cruelly taken