A LONG-AWAITED funeral service for tragic Stourbridge teenager Megan Bills is set to take place next week.

The 17-year-old's body was found in a wardrobe, which was wrapped in cling-film, in a Dudley hostel in Highgate Road on May 4.

Unemployed Ashley Foster was initially charged with preventing the burial of former Ridgewood High School pupil Megan but he was later charged with murdering the teenager.

He has admitted preventing the lawful burial of Megan but denies murdering her and has been remanded in custody to await trial on January 8 next year.

Megan's family were left "devastated" by her shocking death and in a statement shortly after her body was discovered they said: “Whilst nothing can fill the huge gap in our family life that Megan's passing has left, we trust that in time we will have answers that will help us understand why this dreadful event has occurred."

Megan's funeral is now set to take place at St James's Church, Bridgnorth Road, Wollaston, on Monday October 30 at 12.15pm.

Donations in her memory will be given to Ocean Conservation Research, as the teenager loved dolphins, and Worcestershire based Forest Dog Rescue.

They can be made via Wombourne Funeral Services.