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Taxi driver admits Sian's murder

A taxi driver from Swindon has admitted that he murdered nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan.

Father-of-three Christopher Halliwell, 48, of Ashbury Avenue, pleaded guilty to the charge during a hearing at Bristol Crown Court.

Miss O'Callaghan, 22, disappeared after leaving Swindon's Suju nightclub in the early hours of March 19 last year after a night out with friends.

Hundreds turned out to help in the search for her but police found her body in Uffington, Oxfordshire, on March 24, after being taken there by Halliwell.

Miss O'Callaghan left the nightclub at 2.53am for the short walk to the home she shared with boyfriend Kevin Reape.

Shortly after she walked past the Goddard Arms on the High Street in the Old Town area, she fell into Halliwell's clutches by getting into his taxi.


Wiltshire man denies killing Sian O'Callaghan

A Wiltshire man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 22 year old Sian O'Callaghan.

48 year old, Christopher Halliwell from Nythe is accused of killing the office worker from Swindon who was last seen alive leaving a nightclub in March last year.

A provisional trial date has been set for February the 25th next year.

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