The Thames Valley Police force has responded to criticism of the way it handled its dealings with teenager Jayden Parkinson, who was murdered by her former boyfriend.
The 17-year-old had visited the police a number of times before she was killed. A report published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission today found that a failure to record information from her earlier visits to the police properly, had impeded the reaction to her disappearance. She was not identified as a high risk missing person until days after she was first reported missing.
In a statement the force said that it had cooperated fully with the IPCC investigation and had turned the case over to the watchdog 10 days after Jayden was reported missing.
Thames Valley Police has said it will address recommendations made by the IPCC.
Meanwhile the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board has commissioned a serious case review that has been combined with a domestic homicide review because of the circumstances surrounding the case. Thames Valley Police say they are cooperating with the review and implement anything learned from the conclusions.