A man who was convicted of killing his girlfriend, then later cleared, told today how he searched for her on the night she went missing.
Barri White was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of killing Rachel Manning.
The 18-year-old shop assistant was strangled after making a late night call from a public phone box in Milton Keynes. Her body was then driven to a golf course and dumped in the undergrowth.
Shahidul Ahmed, 41, denies committing the murder in December 2000 for which Mr White was convicted in 2002.
The conviction was quashed on appeal and Mr White was acquitted at a retrial in 2008.
Today he looked across the court from the witness box at the accused in the glass-fronted dock as he told how he spent the evening with Miss Manning at Chicago's nightclub in Milton Keynes.
The trial of a restaurant worker accused of the murder of 19-year-old Rachel Manning in 2000 has been hearing evidence from a man who was originally convicted of her murder.
Barri White - who was Rachel Manning's boyfriend - spent 6 years in prison before he was aquitted at a retrial.
A Home Office pathologist has been giving evidence today at the Rachel Manning murder trial at Luton Crown Court.
Dr Nat Carey said he believed the teenager had been strangled and that her face had been beaten after she died.