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The second charge, involving Becky Godden-Edwards, was withdrawn after a High Court judge ruled that Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher breached Halliwell's rights by failing to caution him and denying him a solicitor in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.
What is moral is not always legal. That's the hard and uncomfortable lesson of the investigation into the disappearance of Sian O'Callaghan.
Christopher Halliwell to serve 30 years for the murder of Sian O'Callaghan. But escapes justice over second murder after police blunder.