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Arrest following Jayden court hearing

Arrest made following court hearing in Jayden Parkinson murder investigation Credit: Thames Valley Police

An arrest has been made following a Plea and Case Management Hearing in connection with the Jayden Parkinson murder investigation.

The hearing was held at Oxford Crown Court on Monday.

During the hearing alleged threats were made against someone in the public gallery at court.

Following the hearing, a further alleged public order offence in connection with the earlier incident at court occurred in Craven Way, Didcot, later that evening.

Today a 23-year-old man from Didcot has been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence.

The 23-year-old man is currently in police custody.

Response to disappearance of Jayden Parkinson to be investigated by police watchdog

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.”

– IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori


Jayden died from 'pressure to the neck'

Jayden Parkinson cause of death determined Credit: Thames Valley Police

The cause of death of Jayden Parkinson has now been determined.

Jayden's body was found in an established grave in the Great Western Cemetery next to All Saints Church, Didcot, on 18 December last year.

An initial post mortem carried by a Home Office pathologist on 19 December last year proved inconclusive, so toxicology tests were requested.

Those results have now been received.

Thames Valley Police can confirm that the cause of death is consistent with pressure to the neck.

Jayden’s family has been informed and specially-trained family liaison officers continue to support the family.


Memorial service for Jayden Parkinson

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.

Friends and family will gather to remember Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

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.

Remembering Jayden at church where she was found

A memorial service will be held for murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson in 10 days time at the same church where her body was found.

Family and friends will gather at All Saint's Church in Didcot, just yards from where she was buried in a grave.

Jayden vanished whilst in Didcot, Oxford on 3rd December last year.

Whilst a search for the teenager continued, her boyfriend was arrested over her disappearance.

Seventeen days later, her body was discovered in the grave.

Boyfriend Ben Blakeley was charged with her murder and perverting the course of justice.

Friends and family will gather to remember Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

Inquest due to open into teenage girl's death

Jayden Parkinson's body was found in a graveyard in Didcot last week Credit: Thames Valley Police

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.

Family and friends of Jayden united in grief at service

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.

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