Killer urged to give 'closure'

Swindon taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has been urged by his daughter to give the family of a second woman he killed "justice".

Sian O'Callaghan

Sian murder trial: Halliwell jailed

The murder trial into the death of Sian O'Callaghan has ended, with the life imprisonment of her killer - taxi driver Christopher Halliwell.

Christopher Halliwell

Police reaction to Sian murder

Wiltshire Police have made a statement following the jailing for life of Christopher Halliwell for the murder of Sian O'Callaghan.

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Prosecution outlines Halliwell case - from our reporter in court


Pros: Halliwell was minicab driver. He stopped her as she left night club. He took her to Savernake Forest where he stabbed her.


Halliwell had clocked off his shift. & turned off his cab tracking device. CCTV shows him cruising streets 'in circular movements...'


... Before abducting Sian. He makes 4 or 5 passes. CCTV shows him passing Sian, turn around and stop. Glare of headlamps distorts image

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.


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