Thames Valley Police are continuing their search for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson. Officers are treating the disappearance of the 17-year-old from Oxford as murder, although no body has been found.
Around 100 officers have today been searching in Didcot and the nearby village of Upton. Two people remain in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder. Superintendent Christian Bunt spoke to Meridian.
Thames Valley Police have asked the public not to help in the search for missing 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson. She has been missing for nearly two weeks and police believe a young man seen struggling with a suitcase in the Upton and Didcot could hold the key to the investigation.
Two men aged 17 and 22 remain in police custody on suspicion of murder in connection with her disappearance. Commander Supt Christian Bunt said: 'At this stage it is a critical time in our investigation into the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson.
'Due to the nature of the police searches taking place, we would request the public refrain from organising their own search activity at this stage to avoid the risk of jeopardising the investigation.'
Thames Valley Police held a press conference yesterday about the disappearance of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson. Officers want to trace a man seen struggling in a field with a large suitcase, as they confirm the case is now a murder inquiry. Watch the press conference in full.
Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson in Oxfordshire have confirmed their missing person investigation is now a murder inquiry, despite no body having yet been found.The 17-year-old, from Oxford, has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Thames Valley Police have said a young man seen struggling with a suitcase in the area could hold the key to her disappearance and are eager to talk to him. Police have already arrested two men, aged 17 and 22, on suspicion of murder in connection with her disappearance.
The younger man was arrested after he attended a police station in Oxfordshire, while the 22-year-old was arrested at an address in Christchurch Road, Reading, on Thursday night. Forensic officers have been examining the property.
Police searching for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson in Oxfordshire have confirmed their missing person investigation is now a murder inquiry, despite no body having yet been found, and they are searching for a man seen with a suitcase.
A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder, in connection with missing 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson, has been further detained for questioning. Jayden recently became homeless and was staying at a hostel in Oxford. She was last seen at Didcot rail station on December 3.
Thames Valley Police officers were granted a further 12 hours until 4.30pm today to question the 22-year-old man from Reading after a Superintendent authorised an extension of his custody time limit. A 17-year-old boy, also arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson. The arrest was made after the boy attended a police station in Oxfordshire this afternoon.