16/05/2020 10:33 BST

Woman Charged With Murder After Human Remains Found In Suitcases

A 38-year-old man has also been charged with assisting an offender.

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The pair are due to appear in court after the remains were discovered on Tuesday evening. 

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with murder following the discovery of human remains in two suitcases.

Gareeca Conita Gordon, of Salisbury Road, Birmingham, will appear before Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court accused of killing the woman on or before May 12 2020.

Gloucestershire Police said Mahesh Sorathiya, 38, of Denmore Gardens, Wolverhampton, has been charged with assisting an offender and would be appearing alongside Gordon in court.

The charges relate to the discovery of human remains close to a quarry, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, on Tuesday night.

The victim has not yet been identified, but it is hoped DNA test results will help to establish their identity. 

Police were alerted after a member of the public reported suspicions about a vehicle due to its erratic driving.

The vehicle was located a short while later and two people were spoken to by officers, leading to the discovery of two suitcases containing human remains.