Halliwell escapes justice on second murder due to police blunder

Christopher Halliwell, who has admitted murdering nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan, has escaped justice over a second murder because of a police blunder, it can be reported today for the first time.

The second charge, involving Becky Godden-Edwards, was withdrawn after a High Court judge ruled that Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher breached Halliwell's rights by failing to caution him and denying him a solicitor in an attempt to force information out of him.

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Sian taxi murderer gets life

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has been jailed for life after admitting the murder of Sian O'Callaghan, who disappeared after a night out in Swindon in March last year. But he escaped justice over a second murder because of a police blunder.