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Halliwell jailed for life for Sian O'Callaghan murder

Sian O'Callaghan's killer - Christopher Halliwell, has been jailed for life Photo:

A taxi driver has been jailed for life today after admitting in court that he murdered a young woman he picked up moments after she left a nightclub.

Christopher Halliwell, a 48-year-old father-of-three, pleaded guilty to killing 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan in March 2011.

Christopher Halliwell has been jailed for life for murdering Sian O'Callaghan Credit: Wiltshire Police

Sian O'Callaghan disappeared in March last year after leaving the Suju nightclub in Swindon in the early hours. Hundreds of volunteers turned out at Savernake Forest in Wiltshire to help in the search for her, but her body was discovered five days later at Uffington, in Oxfordshire.

Our correspondent Andrew Pate has been following the case.

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