A 70-year-old man is to appear in court charged with the murder of a teenage girl whose body was found in a disused Birmingham allotment in 1961.

Jacqueline Thomas, 15, is believed to have been sexually assaulted and strangled before she was dumped in Bordesley Green, West Midlands Police said.

Anthony Hall, of no fixed address, will enter a plea at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jacqueline, one of eight sisters, vanished after visiting a funfair with friends on the night of August 18, 1961.  A week later her body was discovered on the disused allotment in Bordesley Green, sparking a major police hunt for her killer.

Posters of Jacqueline were plastered across the city and hundreds of officers were involved in the search.

Hall was charged following a review of the murder, police said.