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Ben Blakeley 'guilty' of Jayden murder: the background

The ex-boyfriend of teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found GUILTY of her murder. Ben Blakeley, aged 22 and from Reading, strangled her after he found out that she was pregnant.

Jayden, who was 17-years-old, had grown up in Kent, but was was living in Didcot. She was last seen following Blakeley through Oxford - on the way to her death. In court he was described as 'cold and callous', 'violent and controlling'.

Cary Johnston has been following the four week trial at Oxford Crown Court, here is his report on Jayden's last journey.

The interviewees are: Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Murray, Thames Valley Police Dr Jennifer Wild, Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford Reverend Karen Beck, All Saints' Church

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CCTV released showing Jayden's last journey

CCTV footage showing Jayden Parkinson's last journey has been released after her former boyfriend Ben Blakeley was found guilty of murdering her.

The body of 17-year-old Jayden was found in a shallow grave in Didcot last December. The CCTV shows her with 22-year-old Ben Blakeley, who is from Reading, as they walked through a railway station in Oxford. They took a train to Didcot. However, the CCTV also shows Ben Blakeley later that evening, returning to the station alone. He had led the teenager to her death.

Jury to resume their deliberations in Jayden trial

Jayden Parkinson Credit: ITV Meridian

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson, is due to resume its deliberations today.

The 17-year old was found in a grave near her Didcot home last December.

Ben Blakely, who is 22 and from Reading admits killing her but denies her murder.

Jayden trial: Jury resumes deliberations

Jayden Parkinson Credit: ITV Meridian

A jury is continuing its deliberations in the trial of a man accused of the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Judge Patrick Eccles QC has old the panel of six men and six women that they must carefully assess the evidence against Ben Blakeley, 22, and his 17-year-old brother Jake before returning verdicts.

Ben Blakeley is accused of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson in the countryside on December 3 last year - 24 hours after she had told him she was expecting his child.

The former binman, of Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, admitsmanslaughter and perverting the course of justice but denies her murder.

Jake, of Venners Water, Didcot, Oxfordshire, who was identified for the first time on Monday after the judge lifted a court order, also admits perverting the course of justice but denies preventing a lawful burial.

Oxford Crown Court has heard how, after strangling the teenager, Blakeley enlisted the help of his younger brother to bury her body in their uncle's grave at a cemetery in Didcot.

Summing up the case after three weeks of evidence, Judge Eccles told the jury of six men and six women they had to assess the evidence from each witness and decide whether they felt it was a truthful and reliable account.

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Judge sums up in Jayden murder trial

Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

A jury has been told to "put out of their minds" any sympathy or compassion they have for a teenage girl who died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in Oxfordshire.

Judge Patrick Eccles QC told the panel of six men and six women that they must carefully assess the evidence against Ben Blakeley, 22, and his 17-year-old brother Jake before returning verdicts.

Ben Blakeley is accused of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson in the countryside on December 3 last year - 24 hours after she had told him she was expecting his child.

The former binman, of Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, admitsmanslaughter and perverting the course of justice but denies her murder.

Jake, of Venners Water, Didcot, Oxfordshire, who was identified for the first time on Monday after the judge lifted a court order, also admits perverting the course of justice but denies preventing a lawful burial.

Oxford Crown Court has heard how, after strangling the teenager, Blakeley enlisted the help of his younger brother to bury her body in their uncle's grave at a cemetery in Didcot.

Summing up the case after three weeks of evidence, Judge Eccles told the jury of six men and six women they had to assess the evidence from each witness and decide whether they felt it was a truthful and reliable account.

Man admits manslaughter but denies murder

Mr Latham said it was not disputed that Jayden died at the hands of Blakeley on December 3 - as he admits her manslaughter - but was denying her murder.

"Ben Blakeley and Jayden had been in a relationship for some time before her death," Mr Latham said.

"On any view it was difficult. We allege he was controlling, to an obsessive and excessive degree.

"He was violent and abusive to her and controlling and hitting her.

"The relationship seems to have come to an end around November 23 last year - so very shortly before her death."

Man accused of murdering pregnant ex-girlfriend

Jayden Parkinson Credit: ITV Meridian

A man murdered his teenage ex-girlfriend after finding out she was pregnant with his child, a court heard today.

Ben Blakeley, 22, killed 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson in countryside south of Didcot, Oxfordshire, on December 3 last year, Oxford Crown Court heard.

Blakeley was accused of being obsessive and controlling and regularly beat Jayden.

Her body was found in an established grave at All Saints' churchyard in Didcot, Oxfordshire, on December 18 last year, after she was last seen alive on December 3.

Richard Latham QC, prosecuting, told the jury of five men and seven women that Jayden had been living at the One Foot Forward hostel in Oxford when she disappeared.

She was captured on CCTV leaving the hostel - where she had been a resident for four weeks - at 3.31pm on December 3.

Mr Latham said that at 4.06pm Jayden was caught on CCTV at Oxford railway station with Blakeley.

At 4.27pm a security camera recorded the last known sighting of Jayden as she arrived at Didcot railway station with her ex-boyfriend.

Shortly after midnight, staff at One Foot Forward reported Jayden missing after she failed to return.

Mr Latham said: "The prosecution case is that Jayden was killed by Ben Blakeley that same evening in open countryside south of Didcot - there is no dispute between prosecution and defence.

"We cannot be precise about location for this simple reason - unlike most killings the body was moved from where the offence occurred.

"There is only one person alive who knows the truth and we would invite you to be very sceptical about what he says or has said."

Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, has denied murdering the teenager but has admitted killing her and disposing of her body.

But the prosecution refused to accept his plea and he has now gone on trial alongside a 17-year-old boy.

The youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

But he denied a charge of preventing a lawful burial between December 2 and December 10 last year.

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