The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the response of Thames Valley Police to a missing person’s report and their subsequent actions following the disappearance of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.
Miss Parkinson was reported missing in the early hours of 4 December 2013. Her body was discovered on Thursday 19 December. A 22-year-old man has been charged with her murder and has been remanded in custody.
Thames Valley Police referred the matter to the IPCC on 14 December 2013 and an independent investigation began.
Our investigation is examining the response of Thames Valley Police to the missing person’s report, and whether the individual and collective decisions made by police officers or staff and the related actions were appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances. I am mindful that a murder investigation is continuing and therefore we must be cautious about the information we make public so as not to interfere with the ongoing criminal proceedings.”
Friends and family gathered to say goodbye to teenager Jayden Parkinson. A memorial was held at the Church in Didcot, near where the seventeen year old's body was discovered in a disturbed grave. Her former boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Carey Johnston reports.
A memorial service will be held for a teenager from Oxfordshire in the church by the cemetery where her body was found.
Jayden Parkinson was last seen on the 3rd of December. Her body was discovered two weeks later close to All Saints Church in Didcot.
The 17-year-old's boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Today's service which is being held at All Saints church at 4pm will include tributes from friends and white balloons will be released in her memory.
An inquest will open this afternoon into the death of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson. Her body was found in a recently disturbed grave in Didcot last week. The inquest is scheduled to open at 1pm at Oxfordshire Coroner's Court this afternoon.
Video. They gathered at the church where a murdered teenager's body was discovered just a few days before. Family and friends of Jayden Parkinson were united in grief at a service where they sang hymns and said prayers for the 17-year-old.
She had been missing for a fortnight before her family's worst fears were confirmed. Richard Slee reports, talking to Reverend Karen Beck of All Saint's Church.