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Last Updated: Sunday, 2 January, 2005, 15:05 GMT
Amy's mother loses 'best friend'
Police are studying cctv footage of Amy
The mother of murdered pregnant schoolgirl, Amy Williams, has described her as a "wonderful daughter" and her "best friend".

Amy, 14, was found dead on Monday in the grounds of St Michael's Church in Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.

Her mother, Jane Chattell, said a massive part of her life had been taken away with the death of her daughter.

Police have until Monday afternoon to continue questioning a man arrested in connection with Amy's murder.

In a statement issued through West Mercia police, Ms Chattell said: "She loved all her friends and family. She was kind, warm-hearted and full of fun," she said.

"She was always great company to be around and she made me smile if I felt down.

"She was my best friend as well as a wonderful daughter. She was a massive part of my life which I have sadly lost and which cannot be replaced.

"A part of my future has been lost but it is some comfort that I still have loving memories of Amy. She will be sadly missed."

Missing clothes

Amy's body was found by a man visiting a grave in the churchyard.

Police are keen to discover what happened after Amy left a party in Sutton Hill, Telford, at 2100 GMT on Boxing Day.

They are studying a CCTV video which shows her at 2230 GMT showing no signs of distress.

"This CCTV is very helpful to us as it gives us vital information about Amy's movements on Boxing Day evening," said Det Ch Ins Dave Morgan, of West Mercia Police.

"However, we remain extremely keen to get more information and we would repeat our appeals for people who may be able to help us to come forward."

Detectives are still trying to trace the missing clothes, a pink tracksuit and white Kappa trainers.

The 27-year-old man arrested on Thursday is from Telford.

Watch Amy Williams' family's appeal for help

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